Anastomotic leak testing after colorectal resection: what are the data?

@article{Ricciardi2009AnastomoticLT,
  title={Anastomotic leak testing after colorectal resection: what are the data?},
  author={Rocco Ricciardi and Patricia L. Roberts and Peter W. Marcello and Jason F. Hall and Thomas E. Read and David J. Schoetz},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={144 5},
  pages={407-11; discussion 411-2}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the value of anastomotic leak testing of left-sided colorectal anastomoses. DESIGN Cohort analysis. SETTING Subspecialty practice at a tertiary care facility. PATIENTS Consecutive subjects were selected from a prospective colorectal database of 2627 patients treated between January l, 2001, and December 31, 2007. INTERVENTION Creation of left-sided colorectal anastomoses and air leak testing per surgeon preference. MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES Anastomosis type, method… CONTINUE READING

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