Introduction: Dehiscence of the suture line of an anastomosis can lead to reoperation, temporary or permanent stoma, and even sepsis or death. Few techniques for the laboratory training of tubular anastomosis use ex-vivo animal tissues. We describe a novel model that can be used in the laboratory for the training of anastomosis in tubular tissues and objectively assess any anastomotic leak. [See PDF for complete abstract]
laboratory training, surgery, medical education
Recommended CitationCitation Information:Salas, Nilson A. MD; Sosa, Javier E. MD; Salas, Ismael MD; Boon, John R. MD; and Avila, Desiderio MD, "Assessment of anastomotic leakage: A Novel System for the Training of Surgeons to Perform a Tubular Anastomosis and Objectively Evaluate Anastomotic Leak" (2007).
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