The intestines may be subjected to a variety of insults, including infection, infarction, trauma, and neoplasia. Resection of a portion of the intestine is often the only form of therapy available. Although several methods may be used to rejoin intestinal segments, the side-to-side anastomosis is frequently preferred for the student surgeon, because it can be used when the luminal diameters are of different sizes and there are fewer postoperative complications.
KeywordsPenicillin Luminal Sponge
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