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A circular stapling device particularly suited for surgical treatment of internal hemorrhoids is provided. The stapling device includes a distal head portion having an anvil and a shell assembly. A tissue tensioner device including a tissue engagement member is movably positioned between the anvil and the shell assembly and is operable via a tensioner trigger to position tissue within a bore defined within the shell assembly.

Title
Surgical stapling device with tissue tensioner
Application Number
10/892574
Publication Number
6959851 (B2)
Application Date
July 16, 2004
Publication Date
November 1, 2005
Inventor
Russell Heinrich
Ltichfield
CT, US
Assignee
Tyco Healthcare Group
CT, US
IPC
A61B 017/068
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