[Anastomotic leakage after traditional surgery of the colon and rectum].

@article{Abete2003AnastomoticLA,
  title={[Anastomotic leakage after traditional surgery of the colon and rectum].},
  author={M Abete and V Ronchetti and Ashley R Casano and Gianluigi Pescio},
  journal={Minerva chirurgica},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={167-74}
}
BACKGROUND Anastomotic leakage after traditional surgery of the colon and rectum represents one of the more frightening complications for its high incidence (5-10%) leading to a mortality of 10-33%. The aim of the study is to analyze the main etiopathogenetic factors of this complication in the literature and, retrospectively, in personal experience. METHODS At the General Surgery Department of the Hospital of Imperia, between September 1997 and August 2001, 278 laparotomic procedures with… CONTINUE READING