Key words: Stapled sutures; EEA stapler; hand-sewn technique; end-to-end anastomosis; dogs.
Currently two methods are being used for the purpose of anastomosis; the first one is a hand sewn method, while the second one involves the use of circular surgical stapling device, known as the EEA stapler. Furthermore, the anastomosis can be performed in a single layer or double layers using appositional suturing patterns (simple interrupted, simple continuous), as reported by Nasir Khan et al.
###(Conventional hand-sewn intestinal anastomosis)###(Stapled suturing style using EEA stapler)
An early experience using the technique of transoral OrVil EEA stapler for minimally invasive transthoracic oesophagectomy.
The hand-sewn anastomosis has largely been replaced by the EEA stapler
because stapling the proximal colon to the lower rectum is easier to perform, faster, and results in a similar anastomotic leak rate when compared to a hand-sewn anastomosis.