Laparoscopic anterior resection of the rectum using a triple stapled intracorporeal anastomosis in the pig

James W. Fleshman*, L. Michael Brunt, Robert D. Fry, Elsa H. Birnbaum, Clifford L. Simmang, Amos Mazor, Nathaniel Soper, Lyn Freeman, Ira J. Kodner

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Abstract

Laparoscopic anterior resection of the rectum was performed in the porcine model. Colorectal anastomosis was accomplished with a closed triple staple technique using a circular stapler. The anvil and shaft were passed beyond the level of resection and retrieved through the proximal transverse linear cutter staple line. The stapler post was passed through the distal rectal staple line transanally. The resulting stapled anastomosis contained portions of three staple lines. There were no anastomotic leaks or strictures at one month follow-up autopsy. The triple-stapled anastomosis via a laparoscopic approach after an anterior resection of the rectum in a pig is a safe, reliable technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-126
Number of pages8
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
Volume3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1993

Keywords

  • Anterior resection
  • Laparoscopy
  • Stapled anastomosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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