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Chaput's button

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Only French description available: Anneau elliptique en étain dont la section offre la forme d'un U à concavité tournée en dehors.

Description

Only French description available: Bouton anastomotique de Chaput. Anneau elliptique en étain dont la section offre la forme d'un U à concavité tournée en dehors. Il est destiné à maintenir en contact les lèvres des deux orifices lorsqu'on pratique la gastro-énterostomie ou l'entéro-anastomose. Il offre un plus large orifice que le bouton de Murphy; son apllication est plus facile et plus su"re.

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