Morbidity of rectosigmoid resection and primary anastomosis in patients undergoing primary cytoreductive surgery for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer.

@article{Mourton2005MorbidityOR,
  title={Morbidity of rectosigmoid resection and primary anastomosis in patients undergoing primary cytoreductive surgery for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer.},
  author={Susannah M Mourton and Larissa K. F. Temple and Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum and Mary L Gemignani and Yukio Sonoda and Bernard H. Bochner and Richard R. Barakat and Dennis Chi},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={608-14}
}
OBJECTIVES Studies from the colorectal literature have shown that factors associated with anastomotic leak after colorectal resection include long surgical time (>2 h), multiple blood transfusions, and short distance to the anal verge. The aim of this study was to assess the morbidity associated with en bloc resection of ovarian carcinoma with low anterior resection and anastomosis in patients undergoing primary cytoreductive surgery for advanced disease. METHODS We performed a retrospective… CONTINUE READING