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A sealed surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a curved shaft to an actuator handle assembly and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting the required operating forces and movements from the actuator handle assembly through the curved shaft to an anvil and staple driver of the stapling head assembly. Various mechanisms for sealing the instrument are disclosed.

Title
Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument
Application Number
749393
Publication Number
5333773
Application Date
November 16, 1992
Publication Date
August 2, 1994
Inventor
Richard L Grant
Cincinnati
OH, US
Lauren O Main
Loveland
OH, US
Agent
Paul A Coletti
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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