Surgery, Soft Tissue
Peer Reviewed

The goal of resection and anastomosis of the small intestine is to remove an irreversibly injured or abnormal segment of intestine, contain contamination, and rejoin the open bowel ends in a manner that will optimize healing and restore luminal and mural integrity.

Indications for this procedure include neoplasia, perforation, dehiscence, necrosis, and severe infection.

There are numerous successful methods of intestinal anastomosis. This article focuses on hand-sutured repair.

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