Facilitated early ileostomy closure after rectal cancer surgery: a case-matched study

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of an early stoma closure protocol facilitated by Seprafilm wrapping of defunctioning ileostomies compared with a similar group of patients with conventional stoma formation and closure. Consecutive patients undergoing defunctioning ileostomy following rectal resection with pelvic anastomosis were planned… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10151-012-0843-4

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@article{Memon2012FacilitatedEI, title={Facilitated early ileostomy closure after rectal cancer surgery: a case-matched study}, author={S. Memon and Alexander G. Heriot and Chris Atkin and Anthony Lynch}, journal={Techniques in Coloproctology}, year={2012}, volume={16}, pages={285-290} }