Handsewn or stapled esophagogastric anastomoses after esophagectomy for cancer: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Urschel2001HandsewnOS,
  title={Handsewn or stapled esophagogastric anastomoses after esophagectomy for cancer: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={John Urschel and Chris J Blewett and W Frederick Bennett and John David Miller and Jane M. Young},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 3-4},
  pages={212-7}
}
Gastric transposition with esophagogastric anastomosis is a common method of reconstruction after esophagectomy for cancer. The anastomosis can be fashioned using a handsewn or stapled technique. The choice of anastomotic technique is often debated but there is little evidence to support the use of one method over the other. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to determine the effect of esophagogastric anastomotic method (handsewn or circular stapled) on patient… CONTINUE READING