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Staplers, Surgical

Definition : Staplers designed to deliver staples to join internal tissues of the body during surgical procedures. These staplers usually deliver U-shaped staples that are conformed into a B shape as they are driven through the tissue; the staples may be delivered one at a time or simultaneously, typically as a set of double staggered rows either following a linear or circular pattern. Surgical staplers are mostly used to close internal organs, for anastomosis in gastrointestinal and vascular procedures, for biopsy or wedge resection of the lung, and in other thoracic surgical procedures.

Entry Terms : "Surgical Staplers"

UMDC code : 20317

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