Common duct anastomoses with a vascular stapler

John L. Cameron, Wilson S. Hendry, Edwin J. Pulaski

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A vascular stapler was used to perform end-to-end common duct anastomoses in seven monkeys. The animals were followed for periods up to 36 weeks. Except for an initial serum bilirubin rise, presumably due to edema at the anastomotic site, serum bilirubins remained below 0.8 mg. percent. At autopsy there was no evidence of bile leakage, and the anastomosis was so perfectly healed that its exact location along the common duct was located only with difficulty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-961
Number of pages5
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 1966
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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