Muhammad Waheed, Aamer Riaz Bhutta, Farogh Zahra, Nadeem Ahmad, Abdul Majid Ali, Abid Naazar, Shahzad Younas, Saeed Qureshi.
Experience of single layer Anastomosis in small gut.
Ann King Edward Med Uni Jan ;10(3):259-60.

Objective: To see the results of a single layer (Serosubmucosal or extramucosal) anastomosis technique in small gut. Design: Clinical trial. Setting: Surgical U nit-III, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore. Subjects and Methods: 30 patients including in this study received either through emergency or on elective list operated and end to end anastomosis of small gut was done. Results: A single layer suture technique is preferable to two-layer method. Patients including single layer anastomosis of small gut, recovery was good and uneventful. There was no anastomotic leak. Only 3 patients got wound infection post operatively. Conclusion: Single layer anastomotic method is increasingly favour for end to end anastomosis in small gut.

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