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Title: Histopathology of human intestinal anastomosis
Authors: Shomaf, M.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: The faultless seal of the anastomosis is an important aspect of abdominal surgery but opportunities to make a histological evaluation of human intestinal anastomosis sites are rare. This retrospective study examined 30 anastomoses that had been resected following complications or postmortem; the aim was to describe the histological changes at various stages of healing ranging from 4 days to 3.5 years post-surgery. Anastomosis dehiscence showed features of extensive mucosal necrosis and bad submucosal apposition. Old healed anastomoses continued to have chronic inflammatory cells and muscular discontinuity with areas of intervening fibrosis. It would be useful to underst and more about how the intraluminal contents are propelled through this scarred area
Description: 413-421
Keywords: Fibrosis
Foreign-Body Reaction
Intestinal Mucosa
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Surgical Wound Dehiscence
Subject: Anastomosis, Surgical
ISSN: 1020-3397
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