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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy|
|State||Published - Apr 1993|
- Anterior resection
- Stapled anastomosis