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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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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Stapling or suturing for anastomoses of the left side of the large intestine.
In the present study, patients with CD and with side-to-side anastomoses and those with wide anastomotic stomas showed more significant benefits after operations than those with other anastomoses.
e Identificacao de Novos Grupos de Anastomose em Jardim Clonal de Eucalipto.
Multiple types of anastomoses can be performed on the rat vessels including end-to-end, end-to-side, and side-to-side anastomoses and various arterial loops [8].
This case series includes all adult patients who were diagnosed to have peri-ampullary mass on preoperative imaging and underwent Pancreatico-duodenectomy (Whipple procedure) with pancreatico-gastrostomy as preferred anastomoses, instead of pancreatico-jejunostomy, to maintain pancreatico-enteric continuity.
Type F: Bilateral proximal ICA agenesis; flow into the distal ICAs via the rete mirabile (transcranial anastomoses arising from the internal maxillary arteries).
The main indications for this surgery were as follows: (1) presented with the PV invasion and the gap between the pancreas and the PV disappeared; (2) the range of the invasion was usually >5 cm and unavailable to the direct end-to-end anastomoses; (3) the invasion was severe, expanding to the whole pancreas; (4) shallow and moderate invasion occurred in the HA; (5) the PV invasion resulted in regional portal hypertension.
Previous experimental studies of uncomplicated anastomoses have demonstrated that there is substantial degradation of the submucosal ECM, which leads to lowered breaking strength, of experimental anastomoses three days postoperatively [11-16].
The three vascular anastomoses were identified, both arteries, main and reconstructed, had good thrill, and the vein was soft and had good outflow.