Using an Infra-red sensor to measure the dynamic behaviour of N2O gas escaping through different sized holes

A. P. Slade, D. Convales, J. Vorstius, G. Thomson

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    An anastomosis is a surgical procedure that consists of the connection of two parts of an organ and is commonly required in cases of colorectal cancer. About 80% of the patients diagnosed with this problem require surgery. The malignant tissue located on the gastrointestinal track must be resected and the most common procedure adopted is the anastomosis. Therefore, an anastomotic leak represents a significant problem and increases the duration of hospital stay, which is associated with remedial treatment and recovery, causing, as a result, a negative financial impact. A number of techniques to treat, prevent and even detect an anastomotic leakage are under investigation. However, studies show that these techniques are not always able to prevent an anastomotic leak from occurring. This paper discusses the monitoring of leakage through differently sized and differently positioned leak holes in phantom colons, using physical experiments and a Computational Fluid Dynamics package called FloWorks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTechnology and Medical Sciences, TMSi 2010
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Technology and Medical Sciences
    EditorsRenato Natal Jorge, João Manuel R. S. Tavares, Marcos Pinotti, Alan Peter Slade
    Place of PublicationNetherlands
    PublisherCRC Press
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9780203816592
    ISBN (Print)9780415668224
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2011

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