Brief Article
Copyright ©2011 Baishideng Publishing Group Co.
World J Gastroenterol. Nov 21, 2011; 17(43): 4787-4792
Published online Nov 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i43.4787
Figure 1
Figure 1 NiTi compression anastomosis ring (CAR™ 27). It consists of firing device, ring loader, polyethylene anvil, and nitinol ring (Courtesy of NiTi™ Surgical Solutions, Netanya, Israel).
Figure 2
Figure 2 Abdominal radiographs of the patient complicated by anastomotic leakage. A: Gastrografin study showed complete healing of the anastomotic leakage with the ring (arrow) retained at the anastomosis a week before ileostomy takedown; B: The ring was eliminated from the body spontaneously and was no longer seen on the radiograph nine days after the ileostomy closure.
Figure 3
Figure 3 Colonoscopic view of the CAR™ 27 anastomosis at 6 mo. It showed complete healing with a wide and patent anastomosis. CAR™ 27: Compression anastomosis ring.