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A surgical punch prevents tissue debris associated with punching a hole in a patient's tissue, such as an aorta during an anastomosis procedure, from reentering the patient's bloodstream. The punch includes elements that move the debris away from the cutting site and then capture that debris inside the instrument. The punch also includes means for aligning the punch with the selected site and for atraumatically holding the tissue prior to cutting. Various means for moving the tissue debris and for trapping the tissue debris in the instrument are also disclosed.

Title
Tissue punching instrument
Application Number
9/318866
Publication Number
6080173
Application Date
May 26, 1999
Publication Date
June 27, 2000
Inventor
Mark Ortiz
Milford
OH, US
Paul A Spence
Louisville
KY, US
Craig B Berky
Milford
OH, US
Warren P Williamson IV
Loveland
OH, US
Agent
Terry M Gernstein
Assignee
IDx Medical
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/32
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