The question as to which method of intestinal anastomosis is the best is still unsettled; each deviser of a new method claiming his method or device to be superior to all others. Not having any method or device of my own I have endeavored to find out which was the most feasible for the use of the average surgeon; and also to determine which gave the best results. A method which requires extraordinary skill and a large amount of practice to perfect is not a feasible one for the average operator. With regard to results the case is different; we can demonstrate the difference between the results attained by the various methods by removing the specimens and subjecting them to microscopic examination. The ideal result would be the accurate apposition of the respective layers of the intestine without the interposition of any scar tissue; therefore the nearer we approach this
BARBAT JH. INTESTINAL ANASTOMOSIS. JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(3):126–131. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450550010001b
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