3638652 is referenced by 233 patents and cites 4 patents.

An instrument for use by surgeons particularly in cases involving resection and anastomosis of vascular and digestive tract organs. The instrument is dimensioned for insertion of the principal parts of the instrument into the open ends of or through stab wounds in the lumena after resection and the actual anastomosis is by stapling the tissue entirely around the stoma which is formed by an endless knife, illustrated as annular, and the tissue cut away to form the stoma is conveniently removed with instrument. The staples and knife are in a replaceable cartridge. Remote power means connected by a flexible conduit allows maximized ease of maneuverability of the principal parts of the instrument during actual surgical procedure.

Surgical instrument for intraluminal anastomosis
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Publication Number
Application Date
June 1, 1970
Publication Date
February 1, 1972
Kelley James L
A61b 17/11
A61b 17/32
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/03
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/115
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