a longitudinal incision into the antimesenteric border of the small intestine, which, when closed transversely, creates a larger lumen than would be possible by simple end-to-end anastomosis; currently modified to include longitudinal incisions into the cut ends of the transected small intestine or other tubular structures, allowing a wide caliber elliptic anastomosis to be performed.
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Cheatle,Sir George L., English surgeon, 1865-1951.
Cheatle slit - a longitudinal incision into the antimesenteric border of the small intestine.
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