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A laparoscopic cannula is provided having a sleeve defining a hollow passageway through which a surgical instrument can be directed and having a proximal end and a distal end which projects into a cavity with the sleeve in its operative position, expandable structure at the distal end of the sleeve which is selectively expandable and collapsible and which prevents withdrawal of the sleeve in its expanded state, structure for selectively expanding and collapsing the expandable structure, a retaining collar with a tapered surface, and cooperating structure on the sleeve and collar for permitting movement of the collar relative to the sleeve towards the sleeve distal end whereby body tissue through which the sleeve is directed can be captured between the tapered collar surface and expandable structure to maintain the sleeve in its operative position.

Laparoscopic cannula
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
April 6, 1989
Publication Date
March 26, 1991
Harrith M Hasson
2043 N. Sedgwick, Chicago, 60614
Wood Phillips Mason Recktenwald & VanSanten
A61M 37/00
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