A diverting stoma is not necessary when performing a handsewn coloanal anastomosis for lower rectal cancer.

@article{Huh2007ADS,
  title={A diverting stoma is not necessary when performing a handsewn coloanal anastomosis for lower rectal cancer.},
  author={Jung Huh and Yoon Ah Park and Seung Kook Sohn},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 7},
  pages={1040-6}
}
PURPOSE Although a temporary diverting stoma is a frequent surgical procedure for the protection of anastomosis in a sphincter-preserving operation for lower rectal cancer, its impact on anastomotic leakage is not conclusive. This study was designed to evaluate anastomotic complications after ultralow anterior resection and handsewn coloanal anastomosis… CONTINUE READING