Bipolar radiofrequency-induced thermofusion of intestinal anastomoses – ex vivo evaluation of a new anastomosis technique

Christoph Holmer, Hanno Winter, Gerd Lindner, Roland Lauster, Marc Kraft, Heinz J. Buhr & Jörg-Peter Ritz
Introduction: Vessel sealing has been well-established to seal and transect vessels in surgical practice in recent years. Since this technology depends on fusion of collagen fibres which are abundantly present in the intestinal wall, it should also be possible to create intestinal anastomoses by thermofusion.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]