COLORECTAL ANASTOMOSIS LEAK TESTERS
Standardize and expedite the intraoperative air leak test for colorectal anastomoses

“Intraoperative anastomotic leak testing should be performed to help identify an anastomosis at increased risk of a subsequent clinical leak.”45

“Routine testing of colorectal anastomoses reduces the postoperative leak rate.”49

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

The value of pressure-controlled intraoperative anastomosis leak testing has been recognized by experts in the field.8,21,22,27,31,53,57

“The Colorectal Anastomosis Leak Testers appear to be promising tools for the intraoperative detection of anastomotic leaks and seem to be at least as sensitive as the methylene blue/manometer method.”39

Jonathan M. Gilbert, MS, FRCS, past President of the
Section of Coloproctology of the Royal Society of Medicine

“The Anastomosis Leak Testers should be considered essential for use by every colorectal surgeon in the world!”

Leigh H. Nadler, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery,
St. Clair Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

ANASTOMOSIS LEAK TESTER-OP
Black for OPEN surgery
inflates to 30–40 cmH2O
Catalog No. ALT-30

 

ANASTOMOSIS LEAK TESTER-LP
White for LAPAROSCOPIC and ROBOTIC surgery
inflates to 50–60 cmH2O
effects a transmural pressure of 30–40 cmH2O
when the abdomen is insufflated to 15 mmHg (20 cmH2O)
Catalog No. ALT-50

 
  • Simplify bowel inflation
  • Completely occlude the anus
  • Regulate inflation pressure
  • Signal at targeted pressure
  • Prevent overdistention
  • Compensate for haptic loss in laparoscopic and robotic surgery
  • Standardize and document testing pressure
  • Sterile, compact and disposable
  • Rectal tube for bowel deflation included
 
  • Supplied sterile

    10 units per box

    U.S. Patent Nos. 8,216,159 & 10,123,712

COLORECTAL ANASTOMOSIS LEAK TESTERS WITH EXTENDER TIPS
4 cm, 10 cm, and 25 cm Extender Tips are included
ANASTOMOSIS LEAK TESTER-EX-OP
Black for OPEN surgery
inflates to 30–40 cmH2O
Catalog No. ALT-EX-30

ANASTOMOSIS LEAK TESTER-EX-LP
White for LAPAROSCOPIC and ROBOTIC surgery
inflates to 50–60 cmH2O
effects a transmural pressure of 30–40 cmH2O
when the abdomen is insufflated to 15 mmHg (20 cmH2O)
Catalog No. ALT-EX-50

 

Anastomosis Leak Tester-EX-OP and Anastomosis Leak Tester-EX-LP are designed to test anastomoses to the left colon or rectum. For anastomoses to the rectum, the 4 cm Extender Tip may be preferred. For anastomoses just above the rectosigmoid junction, the 10 cm Extender Tip may be preferred. For higher anastomoses, the 25 cm Extender Tip may be preferred. The 25 cm or 10 cm Extender Tips are used for bowel deflation.

 
  • Supplied sterile

    10 units per box

    U.S. Patent Nos. 8,216,159 & 10,123,712

In a UK legal judgement, the failure to perform an intraoperative air leak test was found to be negligent.51

References for intraoperative leak testing of colorectal anastomoses, with snippets

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