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n. pl. a·nas·to·mo·ses (-sēz)
1. The connection of separate parts of a branching system to form a network, as of leaf veins, blood vessels, or a river and its branches.
2. Medicine The surgical connection of separate or severed tubular hollow organs to form a continuous channel, as between two parts of the intestine.

[Late Latin anastomōsis, from Greek, outlet, from anastomoun, to furnish with a mouth : ana-, ana- + stoma, mouth.]

a·nas′to·mot′ic (-mŏt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.anastomotic - of or relating to or exhibiting anastomosis
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5X optical magnification mandatory, it has been demonstrated that using microvascular anastomotic techniques could decrease this incidence to 1.
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However, two loops of ileum were densely adhered to the anastomotic site and so the anastomosis was taken down with the lysis of adhesions.
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This brief summary provides an overview of one of the most common: vesicourethral anastomotic stenosis (VUAS).
Major complications were defined as anastomotic leak, bleeding, deep vein thrombosis (DVT)/pulmonary embolism (PE), bowel obstruction, myocardial infarction (MI), cerebrovascular accident (CVA), intra-abdominal abscess, and pneumonia.
Years ago, Rasmussen described the presence of 300 to 600 nerve fibers that extend from the upper olivary complex, through the anastomotic branch of Oort, to the lower vestibular nerve, and down to the inner and primarily the outer hair cells.
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