Intraoperative assessment of colorectal anastomotic integrity: a systematic review

@article{Nachiappan2014IntraoperativeAO,
  title={Intraoperative assessment of colorectal anastomotic integrity: a systematic review},
  author={Subramanian Nachiappan and Alan Askari and Andrew C. Currie and Robin H. Kennedy and Omar Faiz},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2014},
  volume={28},
  pages={2513-2530}
}
Surgeons have attempted to minimize postoperative anastomotic complications by employing intraoperative tests and manoeuvres to assess colorectal anastomotic integrity. These have evolved over time with improvement in operative technology and techniques. This systematic review aims to examine the impact of such intraoperative assessments. A systematic review of studies assessing intraoperative anastomotic assessments and their impact on postoperative anastomotic complications was performed… CONTINUE READING
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