Dissection in the Bowel Mesentery and Its Clinical Applications

  • Constantine P. Karakousis


The operations discussed in this chapter have been described individually and in detail elsewhere. This chapter focuses on a common feature of these procedures, the technique of dissection within the mesentery (or mesocolon) and exposure of the mesenteric (or mesocolic) branches, and emphasizes its surgical importance as a unifying feature of various procedures.


Superior Mesenteric Vein Pulsatile Flow Colic Artery Distal Ileum Bowel Segment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Constantine P. Karakousis
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  1. 1.State University of New York at Buffalo Kaleida HealthBuffaloUSA

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