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A surgical ligating instrument is provided for tubal ligation within the human and/or animal body, by the application of two or more elastic rings to anatomical tubes such as Fallopian tubes. The instrument is constructed to grasp a Fallopian tube, to draw it into an elongated tubular member, and to discharge a stretched elastic ring on the Fallopian tube to perform the ligation procedure, followed by grasping the other Fallopian tube and discharging another similarly stretched elastic ring thereon, without removing the instrument from the patient's body.

Title
Surgical ligating instrument and method
Application Number
725272
Publication Number
4226239
Application Date
January 31, 1978
Publication Date
October 7, 1980
Inventor
Francis E McGowan
Abington
PA, US
Todd J Polk
Croydon
PA, US
Agent
Miller & Prestia
Assignee
KLI
PA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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