Modified suture technique for end-to-end intestinal anastomosis in dog


The present experiment was conducted to study the possibility for using single layer of modified suture technique and to compare it with interrupted horizontal mattress suture technique. Clinical, radiographical and histopathological studies of anastomotic site have been made, 15 and 30 postoperative days in two groups. Results showed that the intestinal anastomosis with modified technique was associated with minimum adhesion, less degree of stenosis, healing by formation of granulation tissue and complete formation of villi at 30 days. While, intestinal anastomosis with interrupted horizontal mattress suture was associated with sever adhesion, major luminal stenosis, healing by increase formation of fibrous tissue, thinning of epithelium layer and the mucosa was not complete at 30 days.