Staplers, Surgical, Linear, Gastrointestinal
Definition : Linear staplers designed to deliver staples (e.g., made of titanium) in resection, transection, and anastomosis procedures performed on the gastrointestinal tract and/or other thoracic surgery procedures. These staplers are appropriate for use in tissues with the characteristic thickness of the gastrointestinal tract (typically from 1 to 2.5 mm); they are available in several sizes to adapt their use to different tissue thicknesses. Linear gastrointestinal staplers can create stapling lines of different lengths (e.g., 30, 60, 90 mm). Some staplers are disposable but may be reloaded during a single procedure.
Entry Terms : "Gastrointestinal Staplers"
UMDC code : 20319