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Odis L Avant, Duane A Crawford: Stapling method and apparatus for vesicle-urethral re-anastomosis following retropubic prostatectomy and other tubular anastomosis. Odis L Avant, Mason Fenwick & Lawrence, October 17, 1989: US04873977 (484 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for effecting anastomosis of the distal urethra and the bladder neck includes a tubular urethral sound. An inflatable anvil is selectively connected to the sound through an opening in the urethra adjacent the prostate. The sound is then retracted outwardly to position the anvil in the uret ...


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Odis L Avant, Duane A Crawford: Method of effecting dorsal vein ligation. Odis L Avant, Mason Fenwick & Lawrence, July 18, 1989: US04848367 (111 worldwide citation)

A method of effecting dorsal vein ligation comprising the steps of positioning a selectively actuable radially expandable member in the urethra adjacent the dorsal vein, actuating the radially expandable member to effect urethral distention outwardly against the dorsal vein to effect substantial clo ...