Intestinal healing and methods of anastomosis.

John Pascoe, P. R. Peterson

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Optimal intestinal healing occurs when like layers of the intestinal wall are aligned. Hand-sewn, double-layer, end-to-end anastomosis that apposes the mucosa and produces slight inversion of the seromuscular layer is recommended to minimize adhesion formation and provide reasonable alignment of the intestinal layers. Stapled, everted, triangulated, end-to-end anastomosis is not recommended because of extensive adhesion formation and poor healing of the intestinal layers. The preferred stapled techniques create an inverting, side-to-side stoma between the bowel segments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-333
Number of pages25
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Equine


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