Sutureless intestinal anastomosis with the biofragmentable anastomosis ring: experience of 632 anastomoses in a single institute.

@article{Kim2005SuturelessIA,
  title={Sutureless intestinal anastomosis with the biofragmentable anastomosis ring: experience of 632 anastomoses in a single institute.},
  author={S T Kim and Hong-Jo Choi and Ki-Jae Park and Jung-Min Kim and Ki Han Kim and M C Kim and Young-Hoon Kim and S K Cho and G. Jung},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 11},
  pages={2127-32}
}
PURPOSE Uncertainty with the safety of the biofragmentable anastomosis ring makes surgeons hesitate in its widespread use in intestinal surgery. This study was designed to evaluate the validity of the biofragmentable anastomosis ring as a routine anastomotic device in enterocolic surgery. METHODS The study analyzed the nine-year experience of 632 biofragmentable anastomosis ring anastomoses performed in 617 patients: 525 (83 percent) as elective procedures and 107 (17 percent) as emergency… CONTINUE READING