Anoscopic-assisted insertion of end-to-end anastomosing staplers

Douglas A. Khoury, Frank G. Opelka

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Widespread popularity of the double-stapler technique has created the potential for anal sphincter and anal canal injury during transanal insertion of the end-to-end anastomosing stapler. The Faensler operating anoscope helps eliminate that potential by symmetrically dilating the anal canal, thereby permitting atraumatic insertion of the end-to-end anastomosing stapler.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-554
Number of pages2
JournalDiseases of the Colon & Rectum
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Anal canal injury
  • Double-staple technique
  • Faensler anoscope
  • Surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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