0293123-A2 is referenced by 59 patents and cites 3 patents.

The end-to-end anastomosis apparatus is provided with a mounting means (17) which can receive a trocar (33) for making holes in tissue and, subsequently, an anvil shaft (13) for the mounting of an anvil assembly (16) for stapling purposes. The anvil shaft is provided with splines (47) which co-operate with splines (46) on a shell liner (19) within the housing of the apparatus to align the buckets (49) on the anvil assembly with the staples (24) in a cartridge (23) secured in the apparatus. In addition, the anvil assembly is provided with a spring (57) for locking of the anvil housing on the anvil shaft.

Title
Surgical stapling apparatus.
Application Number
EP19880304416 19880516
Publication Number
0293123 (A2)
Application Date
May 16, 1988
Publication Date
November 30, 1988
Inventor
Bolanos Henry
US
Ratcliffe Keith
US
Green David T
US
Assignee
United States Surgical
US
IPC
A61B 17/11
A61B 17/03
A61B 17/115
A61B 17/11
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