Open Small Intestine Resection
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Open Small Intestine Resection

This Open Small Intestine Resection course will teach you:

  • To resect and a part of the small intestine and to create a handsewn end to end anastomosis.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Open Small Intestine Resection:

  • Compromising vascularization

With the following tips you might perform the Open Small Intestine Resection even better:

  • Transection site determination
  • Location intestinal branches
  • Lifting of the intestinal branch before transection
  • Ligation of jejunal/ileal vessels
  • Small intestine transection
  • Clamping of the suture
  • Creation of the posterior wall of the anastomosis
  • Lumen size difference
  • Suture for creation of posterior wall of the anastomosis
  • Anastomosis creation
  • Closing mesentery
  • Covering of anastomosis with omentum

After studying this Open Small Intestine Resection course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Postoperative ileus
  • Anastomotic leakage
  • Anastomotic stricture
  • Short bowel syndrome

You might also be interested in:
Bowel Anastomosis – End to Side Handsewn

Step by step

Mesentery transection

Small Intestine

Evaluate

Evaluate the small intestine by inspection to determine the transection site.

Transection site determination

The transection sites should be determined at locations where the small intestine looks well vascularized, where the two ends can be brought together tension free and where the lumen sizes are comparable.

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