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Bipolar Radiofrequency-Induced Colonic Anastomoses1

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Chengli Song, Yu Zhou, Lingxi Zhao

Shanghai Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapy,
School of Medical Instrument and Food Engineering,
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology,
Shanghai, China

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13-16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 16, 2015; published online April 24, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(2), 020931 (Jun 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1124; doi: 10.1115/1.4030142 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 16, 2015; Online April 24, 2015

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Fig. 1

Representative transmission electron micrographs of colon sections taken after fusion. (a) An image of normal collagen in colonic wall (×15,000 magnification). (b) Representative of fused areas correspond to CPs of 313 kPa (×15,000 magnification). The arrow marks gaps between collagen bundles. T, transverse-section of collagen fibrils, and L, longitudinal-section of collagen fibrils.




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