Early postoperative contrast radiology in the assessment of colorectal anastomotic integrity

@article{Akyol1992EarlyPC,
  title={Early postoperative contrast radiology in the assessment of colorectal anastomotic integrity},
  author={Mr. A. M. Akyol and John R. McGregor and David J. Galloway and William D George},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={1992},
  volume={7},
  pages={141-143}
}
The predictive value and safety of early postoperative radiological assessment of colorectal anastomotic integrity is controversial. In this study, 233 patients with colorectal or left sided colonic anastomoses had water soluble contrast enemas performed in the early postoperative period (mean: day 7 postoperatively, range: days 4–14). A total of 40 radiological leaks were recorded but only 12 of these patients had clinical signs of anastomotic dehiscence. Furthermore, 11 patients who had… CONTINUE READING
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