Increased risk of anastomotic leakage with diclofenac treatment after laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

@article{Klein2009IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of anastomotic leakage with diclofenac treatment after laparoscopic colorectal surgery.},
  author={Mads Klein and Lars Peter Kloster Andersen and Thomas B Harvald and Jacob Rosenberg and Ismail Gogenur},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={27-30}
}
BACKGROUND Over a period our department experienced an unexpected high frequency of anastomotic leakages. After diclofenac was removed from the postoperative analgesic regimen, the frequency dropped. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of diclofenac on the risk of developing anastomotic leakage after laparoscopic colorectal surgery. METHODS This was a retrospective case-control study based on 75 consecutive patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal resection with primary anastomosis… CONTINUE READING

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