A TECHNIQUE AND EVALUATION OF OPEN END-TO-SIDE INTESTINAL ANASTOMOSIS IN THE DOG.
EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD
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Open end-to-side intestinal anastomosis should not be overlooked or underestimated as a means of correcting pathological conditions requiring resection of a portion of the intestine. This method of anastomosis is most applicable when joining two segments of intestine which have unequal diameters. After removal of the ileocecocolic segment of the alimentary tract, open end-to-side anastomosis of the terminal ileum and ascending colon was performed on five beagle dogs ranging from 14 to 29 pounds. At intervals of 12, 11, 10, 7, and 6 weeks following surgery, the dogs were sacrificed and the status and patency of the anastomotic regions were evaluated by circumference measurements, by barium sulfate x-ray studies, by noting whether a flange of tissue was present at the anastomotic site, and by noting whether the ileocolic section of the intestine was straightening. This technique was found to be physiologically and anatomically successful. Author
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