Colonic anastomosis with the nickel-titanium temperature-dependent memory-shape device

Israel L. Nudelman*, Vladimir Fuko, Franklin Greif, Shlomo Lelcuk

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Background: This study was prompted by our successful experience with a compression anastomosis clip (CAC) in an animal model. Methods: The study sample included 20 patients scheduled for colonic resections, of whom 10 underwent anastomosis with the CAC and 10 with staplers. Results: Neither group had anastomotic or other complications, except for 1 patient in the CAC group in whom a subphrenic infected hematoma developed after left hemicolectomy with splenectomy. Conclusions: Our study demonstrates that this CAC is safe and simple to use, coming close to the "no touch surgery concept" and is of low cost compared with the staples used today.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-701
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2002


  • Colonic anastomosis
  • Compression anastomosis clip


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