Early Postoperative Oral Feeding Accelerates Upper Gastrointestinal Anastomotic Healing in the Rat Model

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The benefits of early postoperative oral feeding following colonic anastomosis have previously been demonstrated. However, early postoperative oral feeding in patients with upper gastrointestinal surgery has been avoided because of concerns regarding anastomotic leakage. We investigated whether early postoperative oral feeding was advantageous for upper… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-007-9003-9

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