* In a pre-clinical study, 100% (56/56) of porcine blood vessels remained hemostatic over a 30 day survival period. (C2073)
*Compared to end effector with a smaller curved tip design. (C1751).
*Based on a pre-clinical study of lymphatic node dissection. (C2026)
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Full claim: The ECHELON FLEX™ Powered Vascular Stapler with its narrow blunt curved tip allows for enhanced visualization and confirmation of positioning the anvil precisely behind the vessel.*
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