Impact of obesity on surgical outcomes after colorectal resection.

@article{Benoist2000ImpactOO,
  title={Impact of obesity on surgical outcomes after colorectal resection.},
  author={St'ephane Benoist and Yves Panis and Amanda de Oliveira Alves and Patrice D Valleur},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={179 4},
  pages={
          275-81
        }
}
BACKGROUND As the impact of obesity on surgical outcomes after colorectal resection is not well known, this study was designed to compare the results of colorectal resection in obese and nonobese patients. METHODS From 1990 to 1997, 584 consecutive patients underwent elective colorectal resection in our department. Of these, 158 (27%) were obese (body mass index >27). Obese and nonobese patients were well matched for demographic data and surgical procedures. RESULTS After right or left… CONTINUE READING
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