03993078 is referenced by 132 patents and cites 4 patents.

An insert for use preferably in vascular surgery which includes an unperforated, hollow body of substantially circular cross-section. The body is provided with a spiral line of fracture extending about the periphery of the body and defining continuous spiral coils to thereby weaken the cohesion of the body along the spiral coils so that the body may be disassembled into an elongated thread having a substantially smaller cross-section than that of the insert.

Title
Insert for use preferably in vascular surgery
Application Number
5/628070
Publication Number
3993078
Application Date
November 3, 1975
Publication Date
November 23, 1976
Inventor
Kurt Sven Theodore Strid
Malmo
SW
Sven Erik Bergentz
Malmo
SW
Agent
Lerner David Littenberg & Samuel
Assignee
Gambro
CH
IPC
A61B 17/04
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