Endoscopic management for the assessment and treatment of anastomotic bleeding in laparoscopic anterior resection for rectal cancer.

OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of routine intraoperative endoscopy (IOE) on postoperative anastomotic bleeding of laparoscopic anterior resection (LAR) for rectal cancer, and to investigate the value of the IOE in terms of prevention and treatment of postoperative anastomotic bleeding. METHODS Medical records of the 279 cases of LAR from January 2006 to… CONTINUE READING