Intraoperative assessment of bowel viability.

Viability of ischemic bowel was assessed in 30 dogs after mesenteric arterial ligation in a 40-cm length of ileum. Viability was evaluated using two gross features, color and peristalsis, and four objective methods including bowel wall surface oximetry (pO2), Doppler ultrasound, quantitative fluorescein fluorimetry, and myoelectric activity measured by a… (More)