Anastomosis: A Surgical "Seam" in the Colon
This short video segment was taken during a colonoscopy in a patient
who had colon cancer surgery 12 years ago. The area of cancer
was sucessfully removed and the two ends of the remaining colon
were reconnected with metal staples. Here you can see the
oval-shaped surgical "seam" where the colon was reconnected.
The medical term for this seam is anastomosis. Above the
anastomosis, you can still see two small metal staples from the
operation 12 years before - one silver and one black.
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