Baker Tube Stitchless Plication: Surgical Legacy Technique

  • Carol E. H. Scott-ConnerEmail author
  • Jameson L. Chassin


This chapter describes the Baker tube stitchless plication technique used in cases of intestinal obstruction due to extensive adhesions, or when the patient has already undergone numerous similar operations. Plication attempts to prevent multiple recurrent adhesions by holding the bowel in a prearranged orderly fashion during the period of adhesion formation.


Ileocecal Valve Stab Wound Puncture Wound Bowel Content Extensive Adhesion 
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Further Reading

  1. Baker JW. Stitchless plication for recurring obstruction of the small bowel. Am J Surg. 1968;116:316.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  3. Noble TB. Plication of small intestine as prophylaxis against adhesions. Am J Surg. 1937;35:41.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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