Does sacrifice of the inferior mesenteric artery or superior rectal artery affect anastomotic leak following sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis? a retrospective review.

@article{Lehmann2011DoesSO,
  title={Does sacrifice of the inferior mesenteric artery or superior rectal artery affect anastomotic leak following sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis? a retrospective review.},
  author={Ryan K Lehmann and Lionel R Brounts and Eric J. Johnson and Julie A. Rizzo and Scott Russell Steele},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={201 5},
  pages={623-7}
}
BACKGROUND Anastomotic leak after sigmoidectomy for diverticular disease can have devastating consequences. Preservation or sacrifice of the descending colon or rectal arterial supply may affect the anastomosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether preservation of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) or superior rectal artery (SRA) was associated with a decreased anastomotic leak rate. METHODS A retrospective review of adult patients undergoing sigmoidectomies from 2 military… CONTINUE READING
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