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An articulatable stapler (20) is arranged in the form of an elongated catheter having a plurality of segments (25,26,28) mounted on one end of a catheter main body (24). A stylet (64) is slidably received within the catheter main body and two intermediate segments, and may be selectively moved to articulate the segments such that the most-distal segment is either aligned with, or arranged at a substantial angle with respect to, the catheter main body portion. The most-distal segment (28) carries stapling means (30) by which the improved catheter may cause a staple to be inserted through a graft (89) into the wall of the blood vessel. The improved device also has means for selectively bending a staple (75) so as to prevent unintended separation therefrom.

Intravascular stapler, and method of operating same
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
October 16, 1990
Publication Date
August 27, 1991
Syde A Taheri
268 Dan Troy, Williamsville, 14221
Sommer Oliverio & Sommer
A61B 17/00
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