Background: Valdoni technique involves leaving the mucosa layer, between the two anastomosed bowel tract intact, providing for a subsequent breakage of the intestine. It is a technique that allows you to keep the operating field clean. Surgical technique and Case Report: We describe the Valdoni technique. We also report a case of 75 years old man affected by an ascending colon cancer with no metastasis. The patient underwent right hemicolectomy. Making the anastomose, the surgeon did the Valdoni technique, with no intraoperative complications. The postoperative course was characterized by an abdominal pain with swollen abdomen, no flatus and vomit. A computed tomography (CT) revealed a sub-stenosis of the anastomose. We decided to do an urgent colonoscopy, with a resection of the mucosa layer not totally opened, using a Needle-knife Precut. The post procedure course was uneventful. The patient was discharged three days later. Conclusion: Valdoni technique allows the surgeon to keep the operating field clean. It is a valid alternative when the surgeons have to make a colonic anastomosis, doing open surgery.

The valdoni technique for bowel anastomosis. A rare complication

Caricato M;Ripetti V
2019-01-01

Abstract

Background: Valdoni technique involves leaving the mucosa layer, between the two anastomosed bowel tract intact, providing for a subsequent breakage of the intestine. It is a technique that allows you to keep the operating field clean. Surgical technique and Case Report: We describe the Valdoni technique. We also report a case of 75 years old man affected by an ascending colon cancer with no metastasis. The patient underwent right hemicolectomy. Making the anastomose, the surgeon did the Valdoni technique, with no intraoperative complications. The postoperative course was characterized by an abdominal pain with swollen abdomen, no flatus and vomit. A computed tomography (CT) revealed a sub-stenosis of the anastomose. We decided to do an urgent colonoscopy, with a resection of the mucosa layer not totally opened, using a Needle-knife Precut. The post procedure course was uneventful. The patient was discharged three days later. Conclusion: Valdoni technique allows the surgeon to keep the operating field clean. It is a valid alternative when the surgeons have to make a colonic anastomosis, doing open surgery.
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