• There have been many technical advances involving intestinal stapling instruments. We have modified the method of the end-to-end anastomosis (EEA) stapling instrument. This requires the use of an intersecting staple line in a manner not previously described, to our knowledge. We report our technique that has been successful in the ten patients in whom it has been used; there have been no complications.
(Arch Surg 1988;123:110-112)