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Ernest Akopov, Vytchesalv Astashov, Nikolai Tvorogov, Sergei Udalov: Endoscopic surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, January 16, 1996: US05484451 (767 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple for securing a purse string suture to human tissue comprises a staple body of deformable material formed into a loop through which the purse string suture is threaded. The staple body includes a pair of legs which are deformable into an overlapping configuration upon insertion into ...


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Ernest Akopov, Vytchesalv F Astashov, Nikolai Tvorogov, Sergei Udalov: Endoscopic surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, November 12, 1996: US05573543 (547 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple for securing a purse string suture to human tissue comprises a staple body of deformable material formed into a loop through which the purse string suture is threaded. The staple body includes a pair of legs which are deformable into an overlapping configuration upon insertion into ...


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Akopov Ernest, Astashov Vytchesalv Fedorovich, Tvorogov Nikolai, Udalov Sergei: Endoscopic surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures.. Ethicon, March 8, 1995: EP0641546-A1 (51 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple (170,50,90) for securing a purse string suture (80) to human tissue comprises a staple body of deformable material formed into a loop through which the purse string suture is threaded. The staple body includes a pair of legs which are deformable into an overlapping configuration up ...