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Fundamentals of Gastrointestinal Anastomoses

  • Talar Tatarian
  • Andrew M. Brown
  • Michael J. Pucci
  • Francesco Palazzo
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Abstract

The creation of a gastrointestinal anastomosis is a fundamental skill essential to general surgery. This chapter will detail the history of gastrointestinal anastomoses, will provide general principles to be used when joining segments in the gastrointestinal tract, and will review key technical considerations that the general surgeon should keep in mind when constructing some of the most common intestinal anastomoses. A brief review of current controversial areas is also provided.

Keywords

Gastrointestinal anastomosis Gastrojejunostomy Enteroenterostomy Colorectal anastomosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Talar Tatarian
    • 1
  • Andrew M. Brown
    • 1
  • Michael J. Pucci
    • 1
  • Francesco Palazzo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgerySidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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