[After low anterior rectal resection, colonic pull-through with delayed colo-anal anastomosis can avoid the need for a diverting ileostomy].

@article{Facy2009AfterLA,
  title={[After low anterior rectal resection, colonic pull-through with delayed colo-anal anastomosis can avoid the need for a diverting ileostomy].},
  author={Olivier Facy and Nicolas Lagoutte and Sophie Jambet and François Radais and J L Favre and Patrick Rat and Pablo Ortega Deball{\'o}n},
  journal={Journal de chirurgie},
  year={2009},
  volume={146 5},
  pages={458-63}
}
A delayed colo-anal anastomosis has been proposed as a way to avoid diverting stoma after low anterior resection. Surgical and functional results were reviewed in 17 patients operated between 1999 and 2007 using this technique. Complications included one colonic necrosis, two pelvic abscesses and one colovaginal fistula. Results of continence and quality of… CONTINUE READING