Clin Surg | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Intestinal Anastomosis

Manuel Gil Vargas1*, Mariana Lee Miguel Sardaneta2, Dayana Pereira Reyes3 and Jaime M Justo-Janeiro3

1Department of Pediatric Surgery, General Hospital of Puebla “Dr. Eduardo Vázquez Navarro,” Mexico
2Department of Pediatrics, Health Services of the State of Puebla, Mexico
3Autónomos University of the State of Puebla, Mexico

*Correspondance to: Manuel Gil Vargas 

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Elective intestinal anastomosis is a frequently used surgical procedure in pediatric surgery. Many factors can affect anastomosis site healing or leakage, for example intraoperative contamination, circulation of intestinal bounds, anemia, surgical technique, type of surgery (elective or emergency), tension in suture line; a meticulous effective anastomosis technique is necessary to optimize surgical outcome and minimize anastomotic complications. One of the most serious complications after intestinal surgery is leakage, that can be lethal and it’s regarded as a devastating postoperative complication. Because of this, we decide to make this review in order to provide surgeons a guideline to improve anastomosis in the 3 most critical surgical moments: pre, trans- and post-operative.


Vargas MG, Sardaneta MLM, Reyes DP, Justo-Janeiro JM. Intestinal Anastomosis. Clin Surg. 2018; 3: 1854.

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