Mechanical Bowel Preparation Does Not Affect Anastomosis Healing in an Experimental Rat Model.

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BACKGROUND Mechanical bowel preparation before colorectal surgery is commonly performed, but its benefits are controversial. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of mechanical bowel preparation on healing of colonic anastomosis and tissue strength. MATERIAL/METHODS After institutional review board approval, 20 adult Wistar albino rats were… (More)

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