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Staples, Gastrointestinal/Internal Organ

Definition : Staples made of heavy-gauge metal and long legs appropriate for accommodating the thick gastric and/or internal organ tissues. These staples are usually U-shaped metallic wires that are conformed into a B shape as they are driven through the tissue; they are typically delivered by staplers in one or two double staggered rows, following either a linear or circular pattern. Gastrointestinal/internal organ staples are mostly used to close internal organs in procedures such as biopsy or wedge resection of the lung, for anastomosis of the gastrointestinal tract, and in other thoracic surgical procedures (e.g., fixation of hernia suturing mesh).

Entry Terms : "Gastrointestinal Staples" , "Soft Tissue Staples" , "Staples, Soft Tissue"

UMDC code : 20328

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