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OBJECTIVE To determine pre-/intraoperative risk factors for anastomotic leak after colon resection for cancer and to create a practical instrument for predicting anastomotic leak risk. BACKGROUND Anastomotic leak is still the most dreaded complication in colorectal surgery. Many risk factors have been identified to date, but multicentric prospective(More)
Studies focused on postoperative outcome after oncologic right colectomy are lacking. The main objective was to determine pre-/intraoperative risk factors for anastomotic leak after elective right colon resection for cancer. Secondary objectives were to determine risk factors for postoperative morbidity and mortality. Fifty-two hospitals participated in(More)
The aim of this study is to describe the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance imaging in the management of supralevator abscess, regarding its origin, location, drainage route, subsequent treatment of the fistula, and long-term results. A retrospective case series including thirteen consecutive patients with cryptoglandular supralevator abscess(More)
AIM This technical note describes the use of an endostapler for the definitive treatment of supralevator abscess upward from an intersphincteric origin. METHOD A two-stage treatment was performed. First an endoanal drainage was performed by inserting a mushroom catheter in the supralevator abscess cavity. In the second stage transanal unroofing of the(More)
BACKGROUND Douglas Wong proposed a new classification of tumor penetration in the rectal wall (T stage) in an attempt to incorporate the prognostic heterogeneity of T3 rectal cancers into the preoperative staging. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate if the accuracy of endorectal ultrasound and MRI in predicting rectal cancer T staging improves when(More)
BACKGROUND Accuracy of MRI in assessing mesorectal fascia and predicting circumferential resection margin decreases in low anterior rectal tumors. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this work was to evaluate the accuracy of endorectal ultrasound in predicting the pathologic circumferential resection margin in low rectal anterior tumors and to compare it with MRI(More)
A 59-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of an abdominal mass. The patient drank more than 60 g ethanol/day. He had no history of cirrhosis or other medical disorders. Physical examination revealed a cachectic appearance and a large, hard, non-tender abdominal mass occupying the right upper quadrant and epigastric area with a rich collateral(More)
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