Operative assessment of intestinal viability.

@article{Horgan1992OperativeAO,
  title={Operative assessment of intestinal viability.},
  author={Paul G. Horgan and Thomas F. Gorey},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  year={1992},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={
          143-55
        }
}
Acute intestinal ischemia and infarction remain serious clinical problems despite early operative intervention. Accurate intraoperative assessment of intestinal viability is essential in determining the limits of resection in patients with intestinal infarction. Clinical features of bowel viability such as color and peristalsis do not correlate uniformly with bowel survival, and as a result, several techniques have been developed to assess intestinal blood flow at the time of operation. The… CONTINUE READING
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