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A surgical instrument for performing a circular anastomosis is disclosed. The instrument is provided with three seals to permit use during endoscopic procedures. The first seal is configured and dimensioned to at least partially contact an outer portion of a compression member and an inner portion of an outer tube. The second seal is disposed about the compression member and is located proximal of the first seal. The third seal disposed about an elongate member, is located proximal of the second seal and is fabricated from polyethylene foam.

Title
Circular anastomosis device
Application Number
8/130230
Publication Number
5437684
Application Date
October 1, 1993
Publication Date
August 1, 1995
Inventor
Stephen W Gerry
Bethel
CT, US
Frank J Viola
Sandy Hook
CT, US
Philip D Calabrese
Danbury
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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