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Table 2 Modalities and suturing techniques for anastomoses

From: Stapled versus hand-sewn intestinal anastomosis in pediatric patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

References Stapled anastomosis Hand-sewn anastomosis
  Stapling devices Suture materials Suturing techniques
Wrighton [5] Endo-GIA or GIA linear cutter with 2.5-mm staples (Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, OH, USA) monofilament or braided, absorbable suture material -
Kozlov [6] Endopath ATW-35 Endoscopic Articulating Linear Stapler with 2.5-mm staples (Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, OH, USA) absorbable suture material two-layer of continuous
Muncie [7] 30 mm × 2.5 mm endoscopic staplers (Covidien, Mansfield, MA) 5 − 0 silk single layer of interrupted
Hintz [8] Proximate, ETS (Ethicon,Somerville, NJ), DST GIA ,and Endo GIA (Covidien New Haven, CT) monofilament or braided, absorbable suture material (PDS or Vicryl) -
Amano [9] Endocutter ETS 35, ETS Flex 45 stapler, and the Echelon Flex Powered ENDOPATH Stapler with 2.5- or 3.5-mm staples (Johnson & Johnson K.K., Tokyo, Japan) absorbable suture material -
Mitra [10] 55 mm linear cutting GI stapler delayed absorbable suture material single-layer or double-layer