Hand-Sewn Versus Stapled Esophagogastric Anastomosis in the Neck: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

@article{Wang2015HandSewnVS,
  title={Hand-Sewn Versus Stapled Esophagogastric Anastomosis in the Neck: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.},
  author={Quan Wang and Xi-ran He and Chun-hu Shi and Jin-hui Tian and Lin Jiang and Sheng-Liang He and Kehu Yang},
  journal={The Indian journal of surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={133-40}
}
The application of cervical esophagogastric anastomoses was of great concern. However, between circular stapler (CS) and hand-sewn (HS) methods with anastomosis in the neck, which one has better postoperative effects still puzzles surgeons. This study aims to systematically evaluate the effectiveness, security, practicality, and applicability of CS compared with the HS method for the esophagogastric anastomosis after esophageal resection. A systematic literature search, as well as other… CONTINUE READING