Anastomosis

What is Anastomosis?

An anastomosis is a surgical procedure performed to join two formerly distant structures in the human anatomy. It usually means a connection that is created between tubular stru...

How does it help?

An anastomosis may, for example, connect two blood vessels, or it may connect the healthy sections of the colon or rectum after a cancerous or otherwise diseased portion has bee...

How is it done?

What are the benefit and risks of this procedure?

The surgery has revolutionised the medical procedures and has very rare complications or risks attached to it. 

The advantages of Anastomosis are:

  • Establishes a connection between two parts that are otherwise branching or diverging.
  • An anastomosis connecting an artery and a vein also creates an arteriovenous fistula as an access for haemodialysis.

The risks associated with this procedure are:

  • There can be chest infections in smokers who has undergone anastomosis for blood vessels.
  • Under bowel repair procedure, the bowel movement might take some time to restore to complete normalcy.
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The limitations of the procedure are:

  • Reaction to a foreign body.
  • Development of ulcer

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