How to Avoid “Twisting” an Ileocolic or Ileorectal Anastomosis

  • Scott R. Steele
  • Andrew T. Schlussel


Ileocolic and ileorectal anastomoses may be completed intracorporeally or extracorporeally. One of the potential complications that can occur is a twisting of the mesentery leading to vascular compromise or obstruction.


Anastomosis Twist Mesentery Obstruction Ileorectal Ileocolic 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott R. Steele
    • 1
    • 2
  • Andrew T. Schlussel
    • 3
  1. 1.Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Colorectal SurgeryCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Madigan Army Medical Center, Department of SurgeryTacomaUSA

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