07823592 is referenced by 399 patents and cites 167 patents.

An apparatus for forming an anastomosis between adjacent intestinal sections of tissue is provided. The apparatus includes a circular surgical stapler having an anvil assembly with an anvil shaft and an anvil, the circular surgical stapler further having a tubular body portion with an annular knife and a body portion shaft selectively attachable to the anvil shaft; and a seal structure for deposition between the intestinal sections of tissue including a hub configured to engage attachment structure on at least one of the anvil shaft and the body portion shaft. The attachment structure is positioned so that the seal structure is located between the intestinal sections of tissue when the circular surgical stapler is disposed within the intestinal sections of tissue.

Title
Annular adhesive structure
Application Number
11/248846
Publication Number
7823592 (B2)
Application Date
October 12, 2005
Publication Date
November 2, 2010
Inventor
Ahmad Robert Hadba
Wallingford
CT, US
Kevin Sniffin
Danbury
CT, US
Robert Capella
Shelton
CT, US
Danyel J Tarinelli
Middletown
CT, US
Christopher J Criscuolo
Banford
CT, US
Frank J Viola
Sandy Hook
CT, US
David N Fowler
Cheshire
CT, US
Michael J Bettuchi
Middletown
CT, US
Assignee
Tyco Healthcare Group
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/115
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