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World J Gastrointest Surg. May 27, 2011; 3(5): 59-69
Published online May 27, 2011. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v3.i5.59
How to assess intestinal viability during surgery: A review of techniques
Linas Urbanavičius, Piet Pattyn, Dirk Van de Putte, Donatas Venskutonis
Linas Urbanavičius, Donatas Venskutonis, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Department of General Surgery, Josvainiu str. 2; Kaunas, LT-47144, Lithuania
Piet Pattyn, Dirk Van de Putte, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent, B-9000, Belgium
Author contributions: All authors contributed to the conception and design of the manuscript; Urbanavičius L and Van de Putte D drafted the manuscript; Pattyn P and Venskutonis D edited and critically revised the manuscript.
Supported by Research Council of Lithuania
Correspondence to: Linas Urbanavičius, MD, Department of General Surgery, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. Address: Josvainiu str. 2; Kaunas, LT-47144, Lithuania. ulinas@gmail.com
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Received: November 6, 2010
Revised: March 18, 2011
Accepted: March 25, 2011
Published online: May 27, 2011
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