05951588 is referenced by 109 patents and cites 35 patents.

A medical apparatus includes a trocar assembly including a cannula and a trocar, wherein (1) the cannula has a lumen defined therein, (2) the trocar is positionable between a first trocar position and a second trocar position, (3) the trocar is positioned within the lumen of the cannula when the trocar is positioned at the first trocar position, and (4) the trocar is completely removed from the lumen of the cannula when the trocar is positioned at the second trocar position. The medical apparatus also includes a sleeve having a passageway extending therethrough, and a number of sealing members extending therefrom, wherein (1) the cannula is positionable between a first cannula position and a second cannula position, (2) the cannula is positioned within the passageway of the sleeve when the cannula is positioned at the first cannula position, and (3) the cannula is completely removed from the passageway of the sleeve when the cannula is positioned at the second cannula position. A medical procedure utilizing the medical apparatus is also disclosed.

Title
Apparatus and method for protecting a port site opening in the wall of a body cavity
Application Number
608644
Publication Number
5951588
Application Date
October 21, 1997
Publication Date
September 14, 1999
Inventor
Stephen P Moenning
1940 Jamaica Way, Punta Gorda, 33950
FL, US
Agent
Maginot Addison & Moore
IPC
A61B 17/08
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