Influence of a defunctioning stoma on leakage rates after low colorectal anastomosis and colonic J pouch-anal anastomosis.

@article{Dehni1998InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of a defunctioning stoma on leakage rates after low colorectal anastomosis and colonic J pouch-anal anastomosis.},
  author={Nidal Dehni and Rodulfo D Schlegel and Chris Cunningham and Marguerite Guiguet and Emmanuel Tiret and Rolland Parc},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={85 8},
  pages={1114-7}
}
BACKGROUND Anal sphincter function is increasingly preserved following rectal excision for cancer and provides a better quality of life for patients than does a permanent colostomy. However, anastomotic complications may cause considerable morbidity and mortality. This retrospective study examined the incidence of anastomotic complications following two forms of reconstruction after resection for mid-rectal cancer: colonic pouch-anal anastomosis (CPAA) and low colorectal anastomosis (LCRA… CONTINUE READING