Single-layer polypropylene colorectal anastomosis experience with 100 cases

H. Randolph Bailey, John W. LaVoo, Ernest Max, Kenneth W. Smith, Donald R. Butts, James M. Hampton

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The technique of single-layer continuous polypropylene colorectal anastomosis is described. The authors' experience with their initial 100 cases is analyzed in detail. No clinical leaks or anastomotic strictures were noted in a two-year follow-up period. The technique is safe, easily learned, rapidly performed, and it does not add significantly to the cost of medical care. The authors' total experience with this anastomosis now exceeds 350 cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalDiseases of the Colon & Rectum
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984


  • Anastomosis
  • Anastomotic technique
  • Colorectal anastomosis
  • Continuous anastomosis
  • Single-layer anastomosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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