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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.
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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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In these cases, fistula repair was performed along with end-to-end anastomosis.
The donor aorta and inferior vena cava are anastomosed end-to-side to the recipient iliac vessels or in-line with an end-to-end anastomosis between the recipient aorta and IVC and the divided ends of the recipient external iliac artery and veins (Figure 10).
Complete resection and end-to-end anastomosis of a large segment of small bowel may leave the patient with short bowel syndrome and simple diverticulectomy via wedge excision may narrow lumen of the bowel such that risk of future stricture formation and bowel obstruction is increased.
An end-to-end anastomosis between the medial digital artery of the toe and the ulnar digital artery of the index was performed with 11-0 nylon suture under the operating microscope.
Wietholter et al found better results for IAN repair with end-to-end anastomosis than with nerve grafting (10).
Tracheal resection with end-to-end anastomosis for isolated postintubation cervical trachea stenosis: Long-term results.
Thin septa can be excised, with an end-to-end anastomosis of the vaginal mucosa performed after excision Thicker septa require more extensive excision and the use of vaginal molds for up to 6 weeks, until healing is complete.
Nearly completed end-to-end anastomosis prototype and testing in Ukraine
There is no agreement in the literature about the maximum length of stricture that can be treated by end-to-end anastomosis.
The portal vein anastomosis is also an end-to-end anastomosis.
Reinnervation can be performed by direct end-to-end anastomosis with a nerve-muscle pedicled flap (strap muscle) or by direct electrical laryngeal simulation.

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