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Fig. 2 | BMC Research Notes

Fig. 2

From: A self-locking loop as an alternative to purse-string suture in colon anastomosis: a feasibility study

Fig. 2

In the in vivo test the self-locking loop could close the colonic lumen around the anvil of both CREX and circular stapler as well as around the trocar of the circular stapler. a The CREX O-ring on anvil inside bowel. b The CREX anvil shaft. c Excess tissue protruding beyond tightened loop, to be cut off. d Excess band protruding from the locking case of the tightened loop, to be cut off. e Trocar of circular stapler. f Loop tightened around the trocar. g Colon held in place by the implant after removal of excess tissue protruding from the tightened loop

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