Aaron Royston

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PURPOSE After restorative proctocolectomy, 7 to 8 percent of patients may have a pouch leak. Concern exists that pouch leak may be associated with impaired functional outcome. We evaluated patients who underwent restorative proctocolectomy to determine whether pouch leak adversely affected long-term functional outcome and quality of life. METHODS We(More)
Incisional hernias develop in 2% to 11% of patients who undergo laparotomy. Prosthetic mesh repair provides more strength, tension-free closure, and decreased recurrence rates as compared to primary tissue repairs. Complications-fistula formation, adhesions, skin erosion, and seroma/abscess formation-however, include increased rates of infection, sometimes(More)
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