Late clinical outcome in a randomized prospective comparison of colonic J pouch and straight coloanal anastomosis.

@article{Lazorthes1997LateCO,
  title={Late clinical outcome in a randomized prospective comparison of colonic J pouch and straight coloanal anastomosis.},
  author={Franck Lazorthes and Patrick Chiotasso and Reza Gamagami and Győri Istv{\'a}n and P. Chevreau},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={84 10},
  pages={
          1449-51
        }
}
BACKGROUND Functional outcome after rectal excision with coloanal anastomosis is improved by construction of a colonic J pouch. Present prospective randomized studies lack follow-up beyond 1 year. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical outcome at both short- and long-term follow-up. METHODS Forty patients with low rectal cancer were randomized prospectively to either J colonic pouch-anal anastomosis or a straight coloanal anastomosis. Clinical assessments were performed 3, 12 and 24… CONTINUE READING
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