Avoiding staple crossings: a new idea for a minimalinvasive instrument setup for circular anastomosis

Nikos Emmanouilidis & Jürgen Klempnauer
Introduction: Gastrointestinal anastomosis using stapler-devices in general is easy, fast and safe. But in case of a circular-stapler anastomosis the linear stapler line of a resected organ has to cross the circular-staple lines of the anastomosis, which is performed for reconstruction of passage. [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]