STEP 13Inadequate vascular supply

In very rare cases no anastomosis is found between the left colonic artery and the first sigmoid artery. In those cases the main branch of the inferior mesenteric artery can be used as an anastomosis between the two areas of blood supply. This can only be accomplished when the distal parts of the sigmoid colon are adequately perfused by the medial and inferior rectal artery. This has to be checked by temporary clamping.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
How to Stay Young

How to Stay Young

For centuries, ever since the legendary Ponce de Leon went searching for the elusive Fountain of Youth, people have been looking for ways to slow down the aging process. Medical science has made great strides in keeping people alive longer by preventing and curing disease, and helping people to live healthier lives. Average life expectancy keeps increasing, and most of us can look forward to the chance to live much longer lives than our ancestors.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment