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A method and device for approximating tissue, particularly the tissue separated by means of an endosurgical trocar being inserted into a body cavity. The invention provides for the introduction and placement of the device into the body cavity, with the distal end having deployable needle guides, extending the needle guides to the periphery of the wound, engaging the wound with the needle guides, driving the needles and suture material through the tissue to be approximated into a catch mechanism, retracting the needle guides and withdrawing the device, leaving a loop of suture material in the margin of tissue. The suture is then tied to approximate the wound and excess suture material cut off.

Title
Endoscopic suture system
Application Number
7/941382
Publication Number
5364408
Application Date
September 4, 1992
Publication Date
November 15, 1994
Inventor
Norman S Gordon
Irvine
CA, US
Agent
Dennis H Epperson
Assignee
Laurus Medical Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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