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A medicine delivery mechanism or fibrin injection mechanism for use in combination with an anastomosing and stapling attachment for an electromechanical device driver comprises a dispensing chamber with an elongated cylindrical cross section (although other shapes can be used) which is formed in the staple housing of the attachment in lieu of a staple port or staple ports, and which has a mouth forming a channel lined at its innermost edge perimeter with inward facing prongs or teeth. The dispensing chamber contains a sac filled with fibrin. A delivery or plunger driver travels within the dispensing chamber to press a sac of fibrin against the inward facing prongs, tearing the sac and releasing the fibrin to push the fibrin through the channel to the treatment site.

Title
Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments
Application Number
9/510932
Publication Number
6491201 (B1)
Application Date
February 22, 2000
Publication Date
December 10, 2002
Inventor
Michael P Whitman
New Hope
PA, US
Agent
Kenyon & Kenyon
US
Assignee
Power Medical Interventions
PA, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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