C-reactive protein as a predictor of anastomotic leak in the first week after anterior resection for rectal cancer.

AIM Anastomotic leak (AL) after anterior resection results in increased morbidity, mortality and local recurrence. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of C-reactive protein (CRP) to predict AL in the first week after anterior resection for rectal cancer. METHOD A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database that included all… CONTINUE READING