05447514 is referenced by 156 patents and cites 21 patents.

A surgical instrument for performing a circular anastomosis is disclosed. The instrument is provided with sealing means to permit use during endoscopic procedures. The sealing means includes a first, O-ring seal disposed intermediate of a compression member, wherein the first seal is configured and dimensioned to at least partially contact an outer portion of the compression member and an inner portion of an outer tube. The second seal at least partially disposed proximal the first seal and has a first diameter portion, a second diameter portion and is disposed about the compression member. The compression member has at least one aperture which the second seal is adapted to engage.

Title
Circular anastomosis device
Application Number
8/130224
Publication Number
5447514
Application Date
October 1, 1993
Publication Date
September 5, 1995
Inventor
Timothy O Van Leeuwen
Brookfield
CT, US
Philip D Calabrese
Danbury
CT, US
Stephen W Gerry
Bethel
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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