Medical magnets in new device for creating anastomosis

A device that uses a pair of magnets may be a safe and simple alternative to standard methods for creating an anastomosis, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The pilot study of the Magnamosis™ device included five adult patients.

Magnetic Compression Anastomosis (Magnamosis): First-In-Human Trial

Results
Five patients have undergone small bowel anastomosis with the Magnamosis device. All five had severe systemic disease and underwent complex open urinary reconstruction procedures, with the device used to restore small bowel continuity after isolation of an ileal segment. All devices passed without obstruction or pain. No patients have had any complications related to their anastomosis, including anastomotic leaks, bleeding, or stricture at median follow-up of 13 months.

read the report at journalacs.org

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