Single layer anastomosis in the upper gastrointestinal tract.


A total of 466 single layer upper gastrointestinal anastomoses were made in 349 patients during an 11-year period. Six (1.3 per cent) anastomoses leaked. Radiological leakage was seen in one of 24 (4.2 per cent) oesophagogastric/jejunal anastomoses. There were no leaks after 66 gastrojejunal anastomoses; one of 84 (1.2 per cent) gastroduodenal anastomoses… (More)


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