Anastomotic strength was evaluated in vivo in rats by the application of a uniaxial force to the anastomosis. The mechanical system designed for the study provided a linearly increasing force in the longtitudinal direction of the vessels. Conventional and laser anastomoses were tested in order to accomplish the following: determine whether anastomosis failure under the conditions described above results from loss of patency, or from leakage at the anastomotic site, or from rupture of the anastomotic site; ascertain the tensile load required for rupture of the anastomotic site; and provide a better understanding of the inherent elastic properties of the anastomotic site and the adjacent tissue regions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Advances in Bioengineering|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|
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