The patency rates of microsurgical end-to-end and end-to-side anastomosis in the rat carotid artery were studied. Seventy end-to-end and seventy end-to-side arterial anastomoses, using 10-0 nylon interrupted sutures, were performed on 140 Sprague-Dawley rats. Findings indicated 100% patency in end-to-end as well as end-to-side immediately and 1 week post- anastomosis. This investigation suggests that there is no significant advantage between the methods studied based on vessel patency alone. The decision to perform an end-to-end vs. an end-to-side arterial anastomosis should be based upon the clinical circumstances encountered, since no significant difference in patency rates exists.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
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