05104025 is referenced by 711 patents and cites 6 patents.

A surgical stapling mechanism with an integral trocar is disclosed. This trocar contains an alignment mechanism which causes the anvils on the stapler to align with the staples held within the head portion. A unique latching mechanism is disclosed, and a sleeve which covers the sharp trocar tip is provided.

Title
Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil
Application Number
7/590404
Publication Number
5104025
Application Date
September 28, 1990
Publication Date
April 14, 1992
Inventor
Federico Bilotti
Madeira
OH, US
Lauren O Main
Loveland
OH, US
Agent
Paul A Coletti
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/115
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