anastomosis, pl. anastomoses

1. A natural communication, direct or indirect, between two blood vessels or other tubular structures. Also incorrectly applied to nerves. See: communication.

2. An operative union of two hollow or tubular structures.

3. An opening created by surgery, trauma, or disease between two or more normally separate spaces or organs.


arteriolovenular anastomosis

anastomosis arteriovenosa

arteriovenous anastomosis

A-V anastomosis

Béclard’s anastomosis

bevelled anastomosis

Billroth I anastomosis

Billroth II anastomosis

Braun’s anastomosis

cavopulmonary anastomosis

circular anastomosis

Clado’s anastomosis

conjoined anastomosis

cruciate anastomosis

Damus-Stancel-Kaye anastomosis

elliptical anastomosis

Galen’s anastomosis

Hofmeister-Pólya anastomosis

Hoyer’s anastomoses

Hyrtl’s anastomosis

intermesenteric arterial anastomosis

intestinal anastomosis

isoperistaltic anastomosis

Jacobson’s anastomosis

Martin-Gruber anastomosis

microvascular anastomosis

portacaval anastomoses

portal-systemic anastomoses

postcostal anastomosis

Potts‘ anastomosis

precapillary anastomosis

precostal anastomosis

Riolan’s anastomosis

Roux-en-Y anastomosis

Schmidel’s anastomoses

Sucquet-Hoyer anastomoses

Sucquet’s anastomoses

termino-terminal anastomosis

transureteroureteral anastomosis

uretero-ileal anastomosis

ureterosigmoid anastomosis

ureterotubal anastomosis

ureteroureteral anastomosis