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A coeliac tissue-suturing apparatus comprising a flexible tubular member having a passage extending therethrough and inserted into a channel of an endoscope, a needle having one end concentrically fixed to that end of the tubular member which is inserted into the endoscope and having the other end made into a sharp tip, said needle having substantially the same outer diameter as the tubular member and adapted to protrude from a distal end of the endoscope, a first-stop receiving chamber communicating with the atmosphere and the passage of the tubular member, a first stop for setting suturing thread on tissues around a coeliac bleeding spot at the commencement of a suturing operation, said first stop being adapted to fix one end of the suturing thread extended along the tubular member, and normally received in the first-stop receiving chamber, and a pushing member inserted into the tubular member for pushing the first stop out of the first stop-receiving chamber.

Title
Apparatus for suturing coeliac tissues
Application Number
6/35805
Publication Number
4235238
Application Date
May 4, 1979
Publication Date
November 25, 1980
Inventor
Hideki Shimonaka
Hachioji
JP
Hisao Ogiu
Hachioji
JP
Assignee
Olympus Optical
JP
IPC
A61B 17/04
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