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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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The anastomosis was gradually perforated causing Georgiades to vomit blood and eventually asphyxiation as the blood flow increased and filled his lungs.
In this path, the lateral costal branch establishes anastomosis with the posterior and anterior intercostal arteries of the first to eighth intercostal spaces through two fine branches, generating an intermediate longitudinal vascular axis for these arteries, as well as emitting direct branches for the thoracic wall, forming part of the arterial circuit of this wall.
5) In this case, as in other reports of intracavernous anastomosis, (23,6-8) the intracavernous vessel continues as the middle cerebral artery (MCA), while the A1 segment of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) ipsilateral to the absent ICA is aplastic or hypoplastic; this is slightly different than Lie's original description in which the intracavernous anastomosis supplies both the MCA and ACA territories.
In 2 cases of isthmo-interstitial anastomosis both had term pregnancies.
End to end intestinal anastomosis is a surgical procedure which is often indicated for the intestinal resection due to malignant tumors, strictures, ischemic lesions, necrosis, etc.
Classic surgical approach to rectal cancer is neoadjuvant radiotherapy, segmental resection of the involved rectum with free margins, colorectal anastomosis, and diverting loop ileostomy except in stage I.
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These measures included consistency of suture spacing (which helps to promote healing) and the amount of pressure that the joined tissue can withstand before leakage occurs - an area of significant potential complication in anastomosis.
This retrospective study included 149 consecutive patients with rectal cancer (within 15 cm from anal verge), who had undergone elective rectal resection with primary anastomosis between 2006 and 2010 at the Institute for Oncology of Vojvodina, Department of Surgical Oncology.
Consequently, a high-tension anastomosis was established over an 8-Fr trans-anastomotic tube.