Anastomotic leakage after anterior resection of the rectum.

@article{Pakkastie1994AnastomoticLA,
  title={Anastomotic leakage after anterior resection of the rectum.},
  author={T E Pakkastie and Pekka Luukkonen and Heikki J{\"a}rvinen},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  year={1994},
  volume={160 5},
  pages={293-7; discussion 299-300}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of elective colorectal operations, to identify factors that influence the anastomotic leak rate, and to assess the value of a covering colostomy. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University hospital. SUBJECT 134 consecutive patients undergoing elective resection for a neoplasm (125 carcinomas and 10 villous adenomas) of the colon and rectum. INTERVENTIONS 135 operations (one for a recurrence in the anastomotic line). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Morbidity… CONTINUE READING
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