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A laparoscopic stapler with a blocking body is disclosed. The blocking body allows the stapler to be inserted into the abdominal cavity through a cannula and removed therefrom until the staples are fired. When the staples are fired, the blocking body allows the stapler to be removed from the abdominal cavity of the patient through the cannula. After the staples have been fired and the stapler is removed from the abdominal cavity, the blocking body is in a blocking position where it then prevents the stapler from being reinserted through the cannula.

Title
Procedure for use of laparoscopic surgical instruments
Application Number
55817
Publication Number
5728110
Application Date
February 18, 1997
Publication Date
March 17, 1998
Inventor
Alan K Plyley
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Russell J Redmond
Goleta
CA, US
Claude A Vidal
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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