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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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n, pl -ses (-siːz)
1. (Anatomy) a natural connection between two tubular structures, such as blood vessels
2. (Surgery) the surgical union of two hollow organs or parts that are normally separate
3. (Botany) the separation and rejoining in a reticulate pattern of the veins of a leaf or of branches
[C16: via New Latin from Greek: opening, from anastomoun to equip with a mouth, from stoma mouth]
anastomotic adj
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(əˌnæs təˈmoʊ sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
1. interconnection between parts of any branching system, as between blood vessels, veinlets in a leaf, or branches of a stream.
2. a joining of two organs or spaces normally not connected.
[1605–15; < New Latin < Greek: opening. See ana-, stoma, -osis]
a•nas′to•mose`, v.t., v.i. -mosed, -mos•ing.
a•nas•to•mot•ic (əˌnæs təˈmɒt ɪk) adj.
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connection between parts that have branched off from each other at some earlier point. — anastomotic, adj.
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Surgery to join two tube-like organs, such as pieces of intestine.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anastomosis - a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous
colligation, conjugation, conjunction, junction - the state of being joined together
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n anastomosis f
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Small intestinal obstruction complicating ileal pouch-anal anastamosis. Ann Surg 1989;209(1):46-50.
All the five with ileal volvulus underwent resection of the ileum with the extraction of the worms, followed by anastamosis. (2) In the present case, ileostomy was done considering the poor general condition of the child and the disparity in size of the bowel lumen.
The operating surgeons had a similar view of the operative steps used in the study apart from the esophagogastric anastamosis that was single layered and fashioned in the continuous or interrupted fashion.
Only excellent (with no motion or gating artifacts present), good (with minor motion artifacts present) and diagnostic (with substantial motion artifacts present, but luminal assessment of significant stenosis still possible) images were selected for graft evaluation.All the grafts were assessed for the origin, the body, the distal anastamosis and the native recipient coronary arteries after the grafts.
Tumor resection included distal pancreatectomy, splenectomy, and transverse colon resection with colonic anastamosis. The patient then underwent SCT followed by radiation.
Garber, "Cost-effectiveness of early colectomy with ileal pouchanal anastamosis versus standard medical therapy in severe ulcerative colitis," Annals of Surgery, vol.
(9) These authors defined a complication as the occurrence of one of six classes of events stemming from the graft itself: hemorrhage requiring reoperation, lymphocele requiring intervention, infection of any kind in the surgical site, complications of the ureter or ureteric anastamosis, vascular anastomosis complications, and neighboring organ injury.
Most common routes of collateralization include ipsilateral posterior communicating and anterior communicating arteries, however additional pathways have been described including external caraotid artery transcranial anastamosis (termed "rete mirabile") and embryologic remnants such as the persistent trigeminal artery.
(2017) designed a prospective, single arm study to explore the use of catheter-based endovascular technology and radiofrequency to create an anastamosis between targeted vessels, creating an endovascular AVF (endoAVF).
Keywords: Inflammatory bowel disease, Morbidity, Mortality, Ileal pouch, Anal anastamosis. (JPMA 66: 247; 2016)