Comparison of Stapled versus Handsewn Loop Ileostomy Closure: A Meta-analysis

  title={Comparison of Stapled versus Handsewn Loop Ileostomy Closure: A Meta-analysis},
  author={Terry T. W. Leung and Anthony R. Maclean and William Don Buie and Elijah Dixon},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
The purpose of this study was to compare the rates of small bowel obstruction, anastomotic complications, and wound infections between stapled and handsewn closures of loop ileostomies. A literature search in Embase, PubMed, and Cochrane Database for Clinical Trials using search terms “closure,” “loop ileostomy,” and “stapled” was performed. All abstracts were reviewed to identify relevant articles, and their references were hand searched for additional studies. Six articles were identified for… CONTINUE READING


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