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A four-row laparoscopic surgical staper cutting mechanism is described wherein stapling and cutting are remotely accomplished. Further, there is disclosed closure means which enable closure and stapling of the apparatus. Finally, such closure can take place either using lever or collar type means. This stapling apparatus is useful in performing surgical stapling functions through the cannula of a surgical trocar.

Title
Laparoscopic stapler with knife means
Application Number
7/671059
Publication Number
5170925
Application Date
March 18, 1991
Publication Date
December 15, 1992
Inventor
Mark Ortiz
Milford
OH, US
Martin Madden
Cincinnati
OH, US
Agent
Paul A Coletti
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/072
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