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Apparatus and method for forming a compression anastomosis of a hollow organ. The apparatus comprising a first collapsible member movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration, the first collapsible member having a longitudinal bore defined by an inner surface, a first mating member, locking structure disposed on the first collapsible member for locking the first collapsible member with the first mating member, a second collapsible member movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration, the second collapsible member having a longitudinal bore defined by an inner surface, a second mating member, locking structure disposed on the second collapsible member for locking the second collapsible member with the second mating member, and the first member adapted to interlock with the second member. A tissue retaining device is also provided which comprises a mating member having a receiving portion formed thereon, said receiving portion having an inner surface and securing structure comprising a ring having an outer surface dimensioned and configured for insertion into said receiving surface to compress tissue between said outer surface of said ring and an inner surface of said mating member receiving portion.

Title
Apparatus and method for performing compressional anastomoses
Application Number
8/151614
Publication Number
5503635
Application Date
November 12, 1993
Publication Date
April 2, 1996
Inventor
John F Hammond
Canandaigua
NY, US
Jeffrey M Shaw
Livonia
NY, US
Theodore J Tiberio
Hilton
NY, US
Roger J Greenwald
Holley
NY, US
Jude S Sauer
Pittsford
NY, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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