[Results of the multicenter study (A.C.O.I. Stapler Study Group) on 420 cases of esophagojejunal and 544 cases of colorectal anastomoses].

@article{Petrassi1994ResultsOT,
  title={[Results of the multicenter study (A.C.O.I. Stapler Study Group) on 420 cases of esophagojejunal and 544 cases of colorectal anastomoses].},
  author={A Petrassi and A Roncone and P Formisani and Annalisa Iannello},
  journal={Annali italiani di chirurgia},
  year={1994},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={49-58}
}
The introduction of staplers in general surgery allowed to perform gastrointestinal anastomoses easier and with better results. Because many series report an important incidence of complications even using stapling instruments, the A.C.O.I. (Italian Association of General Hospital Surgeons), with the support of Auto Suture Italy, promoted a collaborative trial in Italy to evaluate the real incidence of complications after stapled colorectal or esophago-jejunal anastomoses. The study has been… CONTINUE READING