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A surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues, comprises an insertion section extending from an operation section for insertion into a body cavity, stapling member connected to a distal end of the insertion section, for treating body tissues with a high-frequency current within a body cavity. The stapling member includes an anvil and a cartridge between which the tissues are sandwiched, and a cutter. Staples are applied to the anvil from the cartridge for stapling the tissues and the cutter cuts the tissue while it applies a high-frequency current thereto.

Title
Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues
Application Number
62182
Publication Number
5582611
Application Date
November 14, 1994
Publication Date
December 10, 1996
Inventor
Toshihiko Suzuta
Tokyo
JP
Akio Nakata
Tokyo
JP
Tsuyoshi Tsukagoshi
Tokyo
JP
Seiji Kuramoto
Tokyo
JP
Shuichi Kimura
Tokyo
JP
Shiro Bito
Tokyo
JP
Minoru Tsuruta
Tokyo
JP
Agent
Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick
Assignee
Olympus Optical
JP
IPC
A61B 17/36
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