Diverting stoma after low anterior resection: more arguments in favor.

@article{Ulrich2009DivertingSA,
  title={Diverting stoma after low anterior resection: more arguments in favor.},
  author={Alexis B. Ulrich and Christoph Seiler and Nuh N. Rahbari and J{\"u}rgen Weitz and Markus W. B{\"u}chler},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2009},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={412-8}
}
PURPOSE The necessity of a protective stoma in patients undergoing low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision for primary rectal cancer is discussed controversially. We conducted a randomized, controlled, pilot-study to evaluate the need for diverting ileostomy in patients undergoing low anterior resection [NCT00457327]. METHODS Forty patients after elective sphincter-saving low anterior resection were eligible for intraoperative randomization. The primary objective of this trial… CONTINUE READING

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