January 1988

Modification of the End-to-End Stapled Anastomosis Utilizing Intersecting Staple Lines

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans.

Arch Surg. 1988;123(1):110-112. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1988.01400250120024

• There have been many technical advances involving intestinal stapling instruments. We have modified the method of the end-to-end anastomosis (EEA) stapling instrument. This requires the use of an intersecting staple line in a manner not previously described, to our knowledge. We report our technique that has been successful in the ten patients in whom it has been used; there have been no complications.

(Arch Surg 1988;123:110-112)