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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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From its origin, it follows a descending and oblique path toward the anterior at the level of the medial axillary line, extending to the sixth intercostal space where anastomose with the intercostal arteries of the sixth intercostal space, generating an intermediate longitudinal vascular axis for this vessel in the same manner as observed in the right side.
Before laser ablation, a very thorough mapping of vascular anastomoses must be done by the surgeon.
8) Despite the importance of venous drainage, one case describes a successful macrosurgical reattachment without venous anastomoses.
So for the assessment of traumatic and entrapment lesions of median and ulnar nerves, it is important to have the knowledge of these anastomoses.
Blood transfusion impairs the healing of experimental intestinal anastomoses.
All the anastomoses were carried out by senior post graduate medical resident or consultant.
Excessive collateral flow is a challenge during administration and maintenance of cardioplegia and coronary anastomoses in these patients (3-5).
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