Definition : Staples made of fine-gauge metal and short legs appropriate for accommodating the thin vascular 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 a linear pattern. Vascular staples are mostly used for anastomosis of the arteries and veins.
Entry Terms : "Vascular Staples" , "Soft Tissue Staples" , "Staples, Soft Tissue"
UMDC code : 20329