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Clinical Experience with the Biofragmentable Anastomosis Valtrac Ring in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery (Oesophageal Jejunostomy, Gastroduodenostomy and Total and Partial Gastric Resection)

  • G. W. Lexer
  • G. C. Lexer
  • W. Weitensfellner
  • J. Gruber
Conference paper

Abstract

The practice of performing sutureless colonic anastomoses using a bioabsorbable anastomosis ring (BAR) was introduced by Hardy et al. in 1987 [1]. It has been shown to be a safe and efficient technique for iliocolic as well as colocolic and rectosigmoid anastomoses [2–4].

Keywords

Duodenal Stump Meglumine Diatrizoate Compression Anastomosis Biofragmentable Anastomotic Ring Partial Gastric Resection 
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References

  1. 1.
    Hardy TG, Aguilar PS, Stewart WRC, Katz AR, Maney JW, Constanzo JT, Pace WG (1987) Initial clinical experience with a biofragmentable ring for sutureless bowel anastomosis. Dis Colon Rectum 30:55–61PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Cahill CJ, Betzler M, Gruwez JA, Jeekel J, Patel JC, Zederfeldt B (1989) Sutureless large bowel anastomosis: European experience with the biofragmentable anastomosis ring. Br J Surg 76:344–347PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Corman ML, Prager ED, Hardy TG, Bubrick MP (1989) Comparison of the Valtrac biofragmentable anastomosis ring with conventional suture and stapled anastomosis in colon surgery. Dis Colon Rectum 32:183–187PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Bubrick MP, Corman ML, Cahill CJ, Hardy TG, Nance FC, Shatney CH, the BAR Investigational Group (1991) Prospektive, randomized trial of the biofragmentable anastomosis ring. Am J Surg 161:136–143PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. W. Lexer
  • G. C. Lexer
  • W. Weitensfellner
  • J. Gruber

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