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Examples of rectification measures

BleedingTo stop bleeding, surgeons could apply clips to the tissue to occlude the bleeding vessel or apply electrocautery to coagulate it
Serosa tears (tear in the outer layer of the bowel wall)To reinforce the damaged bowel wall, surgeons can oversew the injury
Devascularised bowel edges (poor blood supply to resection boarders)In the setting of visibly reduced blood flow (ischaemia) viability of the tissue may be compromised. If clearly compromised, the under-perfused bowel segment needs to be removed. This resection usually involves a few centimetres of bowel and is carried up to the point where the bowel wall appears healthy and well perfused