Inability to Pass End-to-End Anastomotic Stapler

  • Howard M. RossEmail author


The inability to pass an end-to-end anastomotic stapler easily can be frustrating for the operating surgeon. Maneuvers and tips exist to facilitate consistent safe creation of a stapled distal colonic or rectal anastomosis.


End-to-end anastomotic stapler Colorectal anastomosis Low anterior resection 

Suggested Reading

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    Schoegz DJ Jr, et al. Low anterior resection: alternative anastomotic techniques. Am Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2010;19:761–75.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Colon and Rectal SurgeryLewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and the Temple University Health SystemPhiladelphiaUSA

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