Coloanal anastomosis after resection of low rectal cancer in the elderly

@article{Huguet1990ColoanalAA,
  title={Coloanal anastomosis after resection of low rectal cancer in the elderly},
  author={Professor Claude Huguet and Joseph Harb and Stefano Bona},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={14},
  pages={619-622}
}
Twenty-two patients had coloanal anastomoses performed after resection of low rectal tumors (16 adenocarcinomas and 6 large degenerated villous adenomas). The patients had an average age of 72 years (range: 62–85). A hand-sewn anastomosis was performed between a “J”-shaped colonic reservoir and the anal sphincter, except in 3 patients who underwent a straight end-to-end coloanal suture without pouch. A defunctionalized stoma was made in 18 cases. Mortality within 30 days of operation was 9… CONTINUE READING