Comparing Outcomes Between Side-to-Side Anastomosis and Other Anastomotic Configurations After Intestinal Resection for Patients with Crohn’s Disease: A Meta-Analysis

@article{Guo2013ComparingOB,
  title={Comparing Outcomes Between Side-to-Side Anastomosis and Other Anastomotic Configurations After Intestinal Resection for Patients with Crohn’s Disease: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Zhen Guo and Yi Li and Weiming Zhu and Jianfeng Gong and Ning Li and Jie-shou Li},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={37},
  pages={893-901}
}
Anastomotic configurations may be a predictor of postoperative recurrence for Crohn’s disease. One previous meta-analysis showed side-to-side anastomosis was associated with fewer anastomotic leaks but did not reduce postoperative recurrence rates. After 2007, more articles that found distinct results were published. We aimed to update the meta-analysis comparing outcomes between side-to-side anastomosis and other anastomotic configurations after intestinal resection for patients with Crohn’s… CONTINUE READING
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