Surgical Stapling: Principles and Precautions

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


This chapter describes the safe use of surgical staplers in the construction of gastrointestinal anastomoses.


Staple Line Linear Stapler Staple Anastomosis Stapling Device Linear Cutting 
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Further Reading

  1. Chassin JL, Rifkind KM, Turner JW. Errors and pitfalls in stapling gastrointestinal tract anastomoses. Surg Clin North Am. 1984;64:441.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. MacRae HM, McLeod RS. Handsewn versus stapled anastomoses in colon and rectal surgery: a meta-analysis. Dis Colon Rectum. 1998;41:180.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Mortensen NJ, Ashraf S. Chapter 29. Intestinal anastomosis. In: ACS surgery: principles and practice. Hamilton: BC Decker Inc.; 2008.Google Scholar
  4. Steichen FM, Ravitch MM. Contemporary stapling instruments and basic mechanical suture techniques. Surg Clin North Am. 1984;64:425.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Turner JW, Chassin JL. The ideal gastrointestinal anastomosis: staplers. In: Schein M, Wise L, editors. Crucial controversies in surgery. Basel: Karger Landes; 1997.Google 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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