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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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Gentle movements of the endoscope vertically and horizontally may provide guidance to the surgeon performing the urethral/periurethral scar excision on the perinea] region, determining the proximal side of the anastomosis.
After completing chemotherapy, the anastomosis was evaluated with gastrograffin enema, which showed a normal anastomosis and no leak (Figure 2).
Cost analysis of tubal anastomosis by laparoscopy and by laparotomy.
There are two techniques for a low colorectal anastomosis: The hand-sewn anastomosis technique and the end-to-end anastomosis (EEA) stapler technique.
Sin embargo, en varias ocasiones hemos medido el QA, realizando la medicion con la puncion arterial en sentido distal a la anastomosis o en sentido proximal respecto a la posicion anatomica del brazo, para tener una medicion de referencia del acceso.
The duck recovered uneventfully from anesthesia and was scheduled for tracheal resection and anastomosis.
Aspiration was more likely with cervical anastomosis than with thoracic anastomosis (odds ratio of 1.
Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis has become the standard surgical option for the definitive treatment of mucosal ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis.
Renoportal anastomosis, a technique that secures adequate portal perfusion without necessitating splenectomy, simplifies liver transplantation in patients with distal splenorenal shunts (DSRS) and also can be used in the setting of portal vein thrombosis, according to University of Miami School of Medicine researchers.
The ColonRing anastomosis device was launched in the United States in May 2008 and has been successfully applied in thousands of patients.