The total number of ureters used for ureteroeneteric anastamoses
was 1217: 545 in the Bricker arm and 672 in the Wallace arm.
HPB agents have been used in CE assessment of the biliary tree, including visualization of post cholecystectomy biliary leaks, (20) documenting patency of biliary-enteric anastamoses
, (21) and determining the proximity of lesions to the intrahepatic biliary ducts.
These data allow for the evaluation of potential surgical access points, locations for nerve anastamoses
or stimulating nerve cuff electrodes, and initial evaluation of the feasibility of accessing distal branches at the level of the compound femoral nerve.
Atherosclerotic changes at coronary bypass anastamoses
can also be evaluated in greater detail.
Gerber and associates (21) reported that the anterior humeral circumflex artery was the only artery that could alone supply the entire humeral head and that the posterior humeral circumflex artery mainly supplied the greater tuberosity and a small area of the humeral head through interosseous anastamoses
with branches of the anterior circumflex artery.