05540375 is referenced by 578 patents and cites 27 patents.

An endoscopic or laparoscopic surgical instrument for applying fasteners to bodily tissue is disclosed. The instrument includes a handle assembly, an endoscopic portion and a jaw portion. The instrument is configured and dimensioned to be insertable through a cannula, and is useful for applying a purse string to bodily tissue.

Title
Endoscopic stapler
Application Number
49881
Publication Number
5540375
Application Date
March 31, 1995
Publication Date
July 30, 1996
Inventor
Thomas A Pelletier
Wallingford
CT, US
Charles R Sherts
Southport
CT, US
Henry Bolanos
East Norwalk
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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