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A cannula device for use in laparoscopic surgery includes a rigid tubular member and an expandable receiver connected to a distal end of the tubular member. The receiver portion of the cannula expands from a substantially cylindrical configuration to an expanded pocket for receiving a severed organ or organ part, thereby facilitating removal of the severed organ from a patient's abdomen during a laparoscopic surgical procedure.

Title
Laparoscopic cannula assembly and associated method
Application Number
7/921511
Publication Number
5312417
Application Date
July 29, 1992
Publication Date
May 17, 1994
Inventor
Peter J Wilk
185 West End Ave., New York, 10023
NY, US
Agent
Henry D Coleman
R Neil Sudol
IPC
A61B 17/32
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