Anastomotic leakage following resention for cancer of the colon and rectum.

A total of 270 concecutive patients were examined for anastomotic leakage following resection for cancer of the colon and rectum. A 2-layer anastomosis was established 215 cases and a 3-layer one in 43. Twelve patients underwent the resection during manifest ileus. The total frequency of anastomotic leakage after elective resections was 14% significantly… CONTINUE READING