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elliptic anastomosis

 

Definition: a modification of direct anastomosis whereby one or both tubular structures are spatulated beforehand, thus creating an ellipse of greater cross-sectional as well as circumferential dimension than would be possible with a bevelled or circular anastomosis.

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