Endo-sponge assisted treatment of anastomotic leakage following colorectal surgery.

  title={Endo-sponge assisted treatment of anastomotic leakage following colorectal surgery.},
  author={Stefan Riss and Anton Stift and Mara Meier and E Haiden and Thomas Gruenberger and Michael Bergmann},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  volume={12 7 Online},
AIM Endo-sponge assisted treatment (endo-sponge) represents a novel approach to treat patients with anastomotic dehiscence following anterior resection for rectal cancer. Yet, limited data are available to predict success, compatibility with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy as well as acceptance by the patients. METHOD Between September 2007 and June 2008, nine patients suffering from anastomotic leakage after anterior rectal resection (n = 6) or suffering from leakage of rectal stump… CONTINUE READING
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