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A surgical communication made between blood vessels, for example, between the portal vein and the inferior vena cava.
An opening created by surgery, trauma, or disease between two or more normally separate spaces or organs.
(science and technology)
The union or intercommunication of parts or branches, such as blood vessels, streams, or leaf veins. Also known as inosculation.
A network of parts or branches created by the process of anastomosis.



in animals, connections between nerves, muscles, and blood or lymphatic vessels. Anastomoses between arteries and veins, without the formation of capillary networks—that is, arteriovenous anastomoses—are of importance in regulating the blood supply of organs. In clinical practice, anastomosis is the name given to a connection between tubular organs which is artificial or has arisen as a consequence of disease. In higher plants, anastomosis is the connecting of tubular structures—for example, veins in leaves and branchings of latex vessels. In fungi, anastomosis is the connecting or concresence of two mycelium hyphae with the establishing of intercommunication between them. This occurs with an insufficiency of food and plays a role in the formation of diploid mycelium and the heterokaryon of haploid mycelium, since the cell nuclei move from one cell into another through the anastomoses.

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Using the superior approach, the scar is concealed in swimsuits and undergarments but the pedicle length is shorter than the inferior approach, making the anastamosis more difficult.
Repair of peripheral nerve injuries is limited by the growth of neuromas and fibrous tissue into the anastamosis.
Todhunter et al (9) observed a reduction in lumen diameter of oesophagus on 15th and 30th day postoperatively and an increase between 30th and 40th days during healing process following cervical oesophageal resection and anastamosis in equines.
A potential anti-cancer action of these agents is reinforced by observations in familial multiple polyposis cold that the NSAID sulindac causes regression of rectal polyps following ileorectal anastamosis [28].
In our patient considering the age group, multiple diverticulae, generalized peritonitis, risk of short bowel syndrome on resection of long segment of intestine; on table decided to do primary closure of perforation in contrast to resection and anastamosis of the diverticular segment which is considered to be standard.
During followup colonoscopy, he was found to have recurrence at his anastamosis, and underwent neoadjuvant chemoradiation, with a total of 5040 cGy in 28 fractions administered to the pelvis and tumour bed.
10,11 We preferred creating our stoma using an Endo Gastro- Intestinal Anastamosis (GIA) linear stapler of 45mm size.
End-to-end anastamosis was achieved using 2-0 polyglycolic acid in a modified simple continuous suture followed by a second layer of Cushing pattern (Fig.
Tracheal resection anastamosis was done in sixty five cases of which forty five were male.
For example, ulcerative colitis patients who are status postileal pouch-anal anastamosis can obtain MRE to accurately diagnose complications such as "pouchitis" (Figure 11), abscess, fistulas, strictures, and venous thrombi.