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An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples for fastening body tissue, especially vascular tissue. The apparatus includes a frame and an elongated endoscopic section connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. A staple storage cartridge cooperates with the distal end of the endoscopic section and is selectively pivotal by the user. A staple firing mechanism advances an individual staple against an anvil for staple closure. Means are provided to prevent incomplete staple firing. Relative motion between the staple cartridge and the anvil clamps tissue to be stapled therebetween.

The endoscopic section may be adapted for rotation about the longitudinal axis of the apparatus. Gaseous seal means located in the endoscopic section prevent escape of insufflating gas through the apparatus.

Title
Apparatus for endoscopically applying staples individually to body tissue
Application Number
861065
Publication Number
5484095
Application Date
October 27, 1993
Publication Date
January 16, 1996
Inventor
Ghaleb A Sater
Shelton
CT, US
Mark E Alari
Derby
CT, US
Lisa W Heaton
Norwalk
CT, US
Henry Bolanos
East Norwalk
CT, US
David T Green
Westport
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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