Cannot Extract the Circular Stapler

  • Daniel L. FeingoldEmail author
  • Ravi P. Kiran


Circular staplers can be difficult to remove after creating an anastomosis. This chapter reviews some of the techniques to use with an EEA stapler gets caught in the tissues.


EEA stapler Stapler misfiring 

Suggested Reading

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    Offodile AC, Feingold DL, Nasar A, Whelan RL, Arnell TD. High incidence of technical errors involving the EEA circular stapler: a single institution experience. J Am Coll Surg. 2010;210:331–5.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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