Cyprus Journal of Medical Sciences
Original Article

Effect of Dual Mesh Wrap on The Stability of Colonic Anastomosis


Department of General Surgery, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey


Department of Medical Pathology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Cyprus J Med Sci 2021; 6: 13-17
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2021.1049
Read: 311 Downloads: 172 Published: 22 April 2021

Colon anastomotic leakage is the cause of significant morbidity and mortality in surgery. Therefore, we aimed to demonstrate experimentally the effect of the conventional method of wrapping them through colo-colonic anastomosis performed by dual patch on anastomotic healing and security.

The study was conducted at the Experimental Animal Research Unit of the Medical Faculty of Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey. A total of 20 Wistar Albino adult rats were used. The rats were divided into 2 groups: 10 rats in the control group and 10 rats in the dual patch group. All rats underwent partial segmental colon resection, and colo-colonic anastomosis was performed in a single layer with 5/0 polypropylene. For rats in the dual patch group, the anastomosis was wrapped up with a 1-cm-wide dual patch. In the control group, there was no operation on the anastomosis. At 7 days after the procedure, the degree of peritoneal adhesion model previously prepared according to Evans devices laparotomy was used to observe all the rats and colon burst pressure. Both histopathological examination and the examination of the perianastomotic area were performed.

In the rats that were treated with dual mesh, there was a statistically significant increase in anastomotic line burst pressure (P<.05), a statistically significant increase in collagen amount (P<.05), and a statistically significant decrease in abdominal adhesions (P<.05).

As a result, the colo-colonic anastomosis of winding dual patch, without causing intra-abdominal adhesions, improves security by increasing the anastomosis bursting pressure.

Cite this article as: Albayrak D, Türkeş B, Can N, Cakcak İE, Kahya E, Oğuz S, et al. Effect of Dual Mesh Wrap on The Stability of Colonic Anastomosis. Cyprus J Med Sci 2020; 6(1): 13-7.

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