biofragmentable anastomosis ring


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biofragmentable anastomosis ring

Abbreviation: BFR; BAR
An absorbable, temporary surgical implant to join resected loops of bowel. The ring is composed of two parts polyglycolic acid (Dexon) and one part barium sulfate. It dissolves about 3 weeks after implantation when major tissue healing has occurred. The ring is easy to use. Postoperative complications may include leakage and, rarely, intestinal stricture.
See also: ring