Bipolar radiofrequency-induced thermofusion of intestinal anastomoses – In vivo evaluation of a new anastomosis technique in an experimental study

Christoph Holmer, Matthias Kröger, Hanno Winter, Alexandra Nagel, Annika Jaenicke, Roland Lauster, Marc Kraft, Heinz J. Buhr & Jörg-Peter Ritz
Introduction: Since vessel sealing technology depends on the fusion of collagen fibers abundantly present in the intestinal wall, it should also be possible to create intestinal anastomoses by bipolar radiofrequency-induced thermofusion. Previous results of our study group confirmed the feasibility [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]