American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. 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.
- n. Medicine The surgical connection of separate or severed tubular hollow organs to form a continuous channel, as between two parts of the intestine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In zoology and anatomy, the union, intercommunication, or inosculation of vessels of any system with one another, or with vessels of another system, as the arteries, veins, and lymphatics. In surgery, after ligation of an artery, collateral circulation is established by arterial anastomosis.
- n. The interlacing or network of any branched system, as the veins of leaves or the nervures of insects' wings. See cut under venation.
- n. In surgery, the establishment of communication between two canals or two portions of the same canal, usually the digestive tract, not previously in continuity.
- n. a cross-connection between two blood vessels
- n. an interconnection between any two channels, passages or vessels
- n. medicine the surgical creation of a connecting passage between blood vessels or other channels
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat. & Bot.) The inosculation of vessels, or intercommunication between two or more vessels or nerves, as the cross communication between arteries or veins.
- n. a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous
- From Ancient Greek ἀναστόμωσις, from ἀναστομόω ("furnish with a mouth or outlet"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin anastomōsis, from Greek, outlet, from anastomoun, to furnish with a mouth : ana-, ana- + stoma, mouth. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The anastomosis is performed with round, straight Kirby needles.”
“The latero-lateral anastomosis is performed by placing two vessels parallel to one another and opening them longitudinally by incision or resection of an elliptic flap.”
“The termino-terminal anastomosis is effected by bringing the extremities of the vessels into contact, no traction being necessary.”
“A technical word is wanting to designate the phenomenon mentioned in the text, and there is no valid objection to the employment of the anatomical term anastomosis for this purpose.”
“There still is a potential for leaks, there is potential for a disruption of the anastomosis, meaning a breakdown of that connection.”
“A technical word is wanting to designate the phenomenon mentioned in the text, and there is no valid objection to the employment of the anatomical term anastomosis for this purpose.]”
“Major adverse events following surgery, some necessitating reoperation, included anastomosis leakage, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, band slippage and band erosion.”
“The end-to-end anastomosis he cited certainly sounded like a desperate improvisation: attempting to circumvent her blocked digestive tract by taking a lower, cleared loop of bowel and hooking it up to her stomach.”
“I said, "Oh, you're going to do an end to end anastomosis.”
“Hence in the embryo, there is almost no use for the liver, but the umbilical vein passes directly through, a foramen or an anastomosis existing from the vena portae.”
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