Anastomosis

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Definición

Es una conexión quirúrgica entre dos estructuras. Generalmente quiere decir una conexión creada entre estructuras tubulares, como los vasos sanguíneos o las asas del intestino.

Por ejemplo, cuando se extirpa quirúrgicamente parte de un intestino, los dos extremos restantes se cosen o se unen con grapas (se anastomosan) y el procedimiento se denomina anastomosis intestinal.

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Información

Los ejemplos de anastomosis quirúrgicas son:

  • La arteriovenosa (una abertura creada entre una arteria y una vena) para .
  • La colostomía (una abertura que se crea entre el intestino y el abdomen).

Referencias

Heidelbaugh JJ. Gastroenterology. In: Rakel RE, ed. Textbook of Family Medicine. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 38.

Version Info

  • Last reviewed on 8/14/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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