Hartmann's operation: how often is it reversed and at what cost? A multicentre study.

@article{Roig2011HartmannsOH,
  title={Hartmann's operation: how often is it reversed and at what cost? A multicentre study.},
  author={Jos{\'e} V. Roig and M{\'i}riam Cantos and Zutoia Balciscueta and Natalia Uribe and Javier Casinello Espinosa and Vicente Rosell{\'o} and Rafael Garc{\'i}a-Calvo and Juan Hernandis and F. J. Piqueras Landete},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 12},
  pages={e396-402}
}
AIM The study evaluated the rate of reversal of Hartmann's operation after the initial surgery and its morbidity. METHOD A multicentre retrospective study was carried out in seven hospitals in the Valencia area of patients who underwent Hartmann's operation from 2004 to 2008. The incidence of reversal was determined. RESULTS Four hundred and fifty-two patients of mean age 67.5 ± 15.4 years were included, of whom 78.8% had an emergency operation. The most common diagnosis was cancer (58.6… CONTINUE READING
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