(redirected from intestinal anastomosis)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.


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.


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


(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.


connection between parts that have branched off from each other at some earlier point. — anastomotic, adj.
See also: Biology


Surgery to join two tube-like organs, such as pieces of intestine.
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
References in periodicals archive ?
The patient underwent an intestinal anastomosis surgery and is currently at the intensive care unit for recovery and her condition is stable.
The graft's left hepatic vein was anastomosed to the recipient inferior vena cava's lateral wall; bile duct to intestinal anastomosis and Roux-en-Y reconstruction were performed.
End to end intestinal anastomosis is a surgical procedure which is often indicated for the intestinal resection due to malignant tumors, strictures, ischemic lesions, necrosis, etc.
To identify the relative importance of various risk factors contributing to anastomotic leak following small bowel intestinal anastomosis.
A partial cecectomy is technically feasible and can be safely performed, but an unexpected extended bowel resection, such as ileocecectomy or right hemicolectomy, can increase morbidity and mortality due to such factors as intestinal anastomosis formation and the spread of inflammation over wide areas owing to the manipulation of inflamed tissue [7].
3-cm section of intestine was resected before an intestinal anastomosis was done.
Objective: To determine the factors associated with clinically significant anastomotic leak in patients having undergone large intestinal anastomosis.
Group A consisted 48 patients who underwent intestinal anastomosis after gut preparation while the remaining 48 (Group B) underwent anastomosis without preparation.
There are many indications [1] for intestinal anastomosis like Intestinal tumours--benign or malignant, intestinal tuberculosis, reversal of stoma, Crohn's disease, traumatic injury to small or large bowel, ischemic bowel disease etc.
Key Words: Intestinal anastomosis, Extramucosal, Morbidity, Mortality
So, the insufficiency of the sutures of intestinal anastomosis remains the typical complication of the resection of the large intestine and occurs in 4-20% of cases (Kirpatovskiy, 1964; Kulagin, 2006; Saveliev, 2004; Tatyachenco et al.
Ischemia-reperfusion injury significantly impairs healing of intestinal anastomosis either directly or as a systemic phenomenon (Kuzu et al.