Comparison of bursting strength between suture‐ and laser‐anastomosed vessels

Matthew R. Quigley, Julian E. Bailes, Hau C. Kwaan*, Leonard J. Cerullo, J. Thomas Brown, John Fitzsimmons

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The bursting strength of suture‐ and laser‐assisted vascular anastomosis (LAVA) was assessed using a standard rat femoral artery model. Vessels were studied from 1 hour to 3 weeks. LAVA arteries consistently demonstrated lower bursting strengths than those of suture controls, with significant differences at 1 day, 3 days (P < 0.001), and 1 weeks (P < 0.01). Return of strength occurred in a pattern reminiscent of wound‐healing models. Relatively low bursting strengths at 1 and 3 days in the LAVA cohort may explain the high aneurysm rate reported to complicate this procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-232
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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