04592354 is referenced by 247 patents and cites 12 patents.

A tissue retention spool is disposed on the anvil actuating rod of an intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapling instrument. Tubular tissue is gathered and held on the spool by a suture tie, thus eliminating the previously required purse-stringing procedure. The spool and rod are constructed to initially resist relative sliding motion as the spool is withdrawn into the staple carrier/cylindrical scalpel area prior to setting of staples and internal tissue excision. The combined spool and instrument serve to hold tubular tissue in an erect, closed condition, facilitating the use of closed surgical techniques, without purse-stringing, in limited access areas such as lower colon resections. Alternative spools and methods are included.

Title
Tissue retention spool for intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapling instrument and methods
Application Number
6/540895
Publication Number
4592354
Application Date
October 11, 1983
Publication Date
June 3, 1986
Inventor
Robert G Rothfuss
Bellevue
KY, US
Agent
Wood Herron & Evans
Assignee
Senmed
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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