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Murphy's button

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Mechanical device used for intestinal anastomosis.

Description

Mechanical device used for intestinal anastomosis. Consists of two buttonlike hollow cylinders, each one sutured to an open end of the intestine and fitted together. After firm union of intestines, cylinders are passed in stools.

Bibliography

  • J. B. Murphy:
    Cholecysto-intestinal, gastro-intestinal, entero-intestinal anastomosis, and approximation without sutures.
    Med Rec, New York, 1892, 42: 665-676.

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