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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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KEYWORDS: Anastomotic leakage, LASSO, Prediction, Rectal cancer.
Anastomotic leak is considered one of the most devastating complications resulting in severe morbidity and mortality.
Also, anastomotic leaks and fistulas are common in patients with CD who undergo surgery (3-5).
A defective surgical technique with poor suturing, arterial kinking and instrumental injury can lead to suture rupture with anastomotic leakage and extrarenal aneurysm formation.
Despite the current developments in GIS surgery, complications and particularly anastomotic leakage remains a major issue and post-operative anastomotic leakage occurs at a rate of 10-20% (1-3).
He also talked about prevention and management of anastomotic leak following anterior resection.
About the two patients, pancreaticojejunal anastomotic stenosis was observed, and the revision of the original anastomosis of pancreatic duct and jejunal mucosa was performed in the operation.
The patients were monitored post-operatively for pulmonary (respiratory failure requiring ventilatory support, atelectasis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, pleural effusion/hemothorax, etc.), cardiac (arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, and congestive cardiac failure), and surgical complications (wound infections, anastomotic leak, and fistula formation).
In a single-center series of 436 laparoscopic colorectal resections for deep infiltrating endometriosis, rectovaginal and anastomotic fistula were among the most frequent postoperative complications (3.2% and 1.1%), along with transient urinary retention, which occurred in almost 20% (Surg Endosc.