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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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Performing dorsal arterial anastomoses appears to positively affect outcomes and thus should be performed whenever possible.
The persistent fetal carotidvertebrobasilar anastomoses.
Those patients receiving local anastomoses underwent surgery utilizing a two-team approach with just the plastic surgeons.
The experimental production of intercoronary arterial anastomoses and their functional significance.
All 4 studies included comparative data on the incidence of ureteroenteric stricture after Bricker and Wallace anastomoses (Table 2).
An urgent repeat catheterization was performed (Figures 3 and 4) to confirm that all anastomoses were widely patent.
Bilateral 5-Fr ureteral stents are utilized to bridge the ure-teroenteric anastomoses.
The afferent limb of the neobladder, into which the uretero-ileal anastomoses are later performed, is positioned on the right hand side of the pelvis, and is not detubularized.
In comparison, a meta analysis of 28,000 grafts completed with hand suturing showed that approximately 84% of those anastomoses remained patent at six months.
9] Detweiler et al achieved normal small bowel and colon anastomoses in animals with fibrin glue and an absorbable endoluminal stent.
11] Subsequent studies on porcine enteric anastomoses have demonstrated closure equivalence with maxon (monofilament polyglyconate), but with faster anastomosis times.
By replacing hand-sewn sutures with easy-to-use automated systems, Cardica's products provide cardiovascular surgeons with rapid, reliable and consistently reproducible anastomoses, or connections of blood vessels, often considered the most critical aspect of the CABG procedure.