06126058 is referenced by 630 patents and cites 85 patents.

A full-thickness resection system comprises a flexible endoscope and a stapling mechanism, wherein the endoscope is slidably received through at least a portion of the stapling mechanism. The stapling mechanism comprises an anvil and a stapling head mounted to the anvil so that the anvil and the stapling head are moveable with respect to one another between a tissue receiving position and a stapling position and wherein a gap formed between the stapling head and the anvil is larger in the tissue receiving position than it is in the stapling position. A position adjusting mechanism is provided for moving the anvil and the stapling head between the tissue receiving and stapling positions and a staple firing mechanism sequentially fires a plurality of staples from the stapling head across the gap against the anvil and through any tissue received in the gap and a knife cuts a portion of tissue received within the gap. A control unit which remains outside the body is coupled to the stapling mechanism for controlling operation of the position adjusting mechanism and the staple firing mechanism.

Title
Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ
Application Number
9/100393
Publication Number
6126058
Application Date
June 19, 1998
Publication Date
October 3, 2000
Inventor
Marc O Schurr
Tubingen
DE
Gerhard F Buess
Tubingen-Bebenhausen
DE
Matt Solar
Cooper City
FL, US
Jurgen A Kortenbach
Miami Springs
FL, US
George A Nunez
Miami
FL, US
Peter K Kratsch
Sunrise
FL, US
Lauren O Main
Somerset
MI, US
Roy H Sullivan III
Millville
MA, US
Ronald D Adams
Holliston
MA, US
Agent
Kenyon & Kenyon
Assignee
Scimed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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