Small Bowel Resection
Small bowel resection is a common procedure which is performed for a wide variety of indications in all age groups. Multiple different techniques to accomplish a small bowel resection and anastomosis have developed over the last 200 years, including the open versus laparoscopic approach, single versus double layer, and hand-sewn versus stapled anastomosis. In general, the various surgical techniques are similar in outcome as long as common principles are followed: adequate exposure, gentle tissue handling, absence of tension, and adequate tissue oxygenation.
KeywordsSmall Intestine Resection Anastomosis Laparoscopy Stapled Hand-sewn
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