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A medical agent dispensing system and surgical instruments that employ the medical agent dispensing system are provided. The dispensing system may be structured for use with a surgical severing/stapling instrument structured for severing and stapling tissue. The dispensing system may include at least one storage reservoir structured for storing at least a component of a medical agent and a pump in communication with the storage reservoir; a delivery tube in communication with the pump which is structured to receive a quantity of the medical agent from the storage reservoir during operation of the pump; and, at least one agent tube in communication with the delivery tube which is structured for communication with a least one agent port formed in a staple cartridge or an anvil of the surgical instrument for dispensing the medical agent therethrough.

Title
Surgical stapling instruments structured for pump-assisted delivery of medical agents
Application Number
11/267383
Publication Number
7607557 (B2)
Application Date
November 4, 2005
Publication Date
October 27, 2009
Inventor
Jerome R Morgan
Cincinnati
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/10
B67D 5/06
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