SUTURELESS BOWEL ANASTOMOSIS USING BIOFRAGMENTABLE ANASTOMOSIS RING
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Thirty-two cases, 18 males and 14 females, in whom bowel resection was to be undertaken, were divided into two equal groups. Group A was operated upon using the biofragmentable anastomosis ring (BAR), while in group B manual suturing was done. The results of this study showed that the time required to perform the procedure was less in group A than in group B (18 and 34 minutes, respectively). On the other hand, the incidence of leakage was more in group B than in group A (12.5% & 0%) Wound complications occurred equally in both groups, (6.25%), ileus was reported only in group B (6.25%). The mean duration of hospitalization was nearly equal in both groups (8.2 & 9.6 days, respectively). It is concluded that this new technique offers a safe, quick and easy method of anastoinosis with, mom or less, negligible complications.