intestinal anastomosis

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 [ah-nas″to-mo´sis] (pl. anastomo´ses) (Gr.)
1. communication between two tubular organs.
2. surgical, traumatic, or pathologic formation of a connection between two normally distinct structures. adj., adj anastomot´ic.
arteriovenous anastomosis
anastomosis between an artery and a vein.
Simple arteriovenous anastomosis. From Dorland's, 2000.
crucial anastomosis an arterial anastomosis in the upper part of the thigh, formed by the anastomotic branch of the sciatic artery, the internal circumflex artery, and the first perforating and transverse portions of the external circumflex artery.
end-to-end anastomosis
1. an anastomosis connecting the end of an artery and that of some other vessel, either directly or with a synthetic graft.
2. anastomosis of two sections of colon, such as with partial colectomy or when an ileostomy is closed.
end-to-side anastomosis an anastomosis connecting the end of one vessel with the side of a larger one.
heterocladic anastomosis one between branches of different arteries.
ileorectal anastomosis surgical anastomosis of the ileum and rectum after total colectomy, as is sometimes performed in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
intestinal anastomosis establishment of a communication between two formerly distant portions of the intestine.
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Establishment of a new communication between two segments of intestine.
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Establishment of a new communication between two segments of intestine.
Synonym(s): enteroanastomosis, intestinal anastomosis.
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Keeping in view the popularity and increasing demand of surgical staplers for intestinal anastomosis, this present study was conducted to compare the conventional hand-sewn method of anastomosis vs the stapled suturing technique in terms of efficacy and safety, in order to sort out the best method for intestinal anastomosis.
Jejunostomy has been reported as a temporary alternative to intestinal anastomosis in an adult blue-and-gold macaw in which the serosal defects could not be closed by primary intention after removing a fibrinous plug.
Data analysis of fifty two patients was done, all patients were underwent open, hand sewn elective intestinal anastomosis. 53.84% were male and 46.16% were female, mean age was 43 years ([+ or -] 15.17) and rang from 28 to 65 years (table 1).
There are different techniques for intestinal anastomosis. Conventional methods, include sutured (Single Layer interrupted or continuous, double Layer) and stapled.
This method allows keeping mechanical strength and containment of intestinal anastomosis because its area is in the stable condition; and also the rise of inter-intestinal pressure does not lead to the exertion and the discrepancy of anastomosis line against a background of "discrediting" abdominal cavity.
The failed gastro intestinal anastomosis: an inevitable catastrophe?
Submucosal apposition is most important while considering intestinal anastomosis since it is recognized as strongest part of intestinal wall.
The dilated segment was excised and intestinal anastomosis was done.
INTRODUCTION: The intestinal anastomosis is a surgical procedure to establish communication between two formerly distant portions of the intestine.
INTRODUCTION: A period of starvation ("Nil by Mouth") is common practice for last 50 years after gastrointestinal surgery during which an intestinal anastomosis has been formed.

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