Laparoscopic restoration of intestinal continuity after Hartmann's procedure.

@article{Rosen2005LaparoscopicRO,
  title={Laparoscopic restoration of intestinal continuity after Hartmann's procedure.},
  author={Michael J. Rosen and William S. Cobb and Kent W. Kercher and Ronald F Sing and Brant Todd Heniford},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={189 6},
  pages={670-4}
}
BACKGROUND Colostomy closure after a Hartmann's procedure typically requires a laparotomy. It also carries the risk of significant morbidity including anastomotic leak, wound infection, and incisional hernia. The aim of this study was to review our experience with laparoscopic restoration of intestinal continuity after Hartmann's procedure. METHODS After institutional review board approval, we retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients undergoing laparoscopic colostomy reversal… CONTINUE READING

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