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A self-closing fastener is described that comprises a clip passable through a tissue opening. The fastener is adapted for holding by a mechanism in an open configuration for passing through the tissue, followed by releasing the fastener from the holding mechanism, allowing the clip to remain in the tissue in a shape that can clip two or more locations on the tissue. The fastener and delivery devices are particularly useful for tissue approximation, such as anastomosis. When used for anastomosis, the inventive clips provide intima-to-intima contact with a minimal amount of intraluminal exposure.

Title
Self-closing surgical clip for tissue
Application Number
9/847947
Publication Number
6913607 (B2)
Application Date
May 2, 2001
Publication Date
July 5, 2005
Inventor
Jianhua Yang
Mountain View
CA, US
Stephen Ainsworth
Los Gatos
CA, US
Agent
Jeffrey J Hohenshell
Tom Berry
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61B 017/08
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