Randomized prospective evaluation of the EEA stapler for colorectal anastomoses.

  title={Randomized prospective evaluation of the EEA stapler for colorectal anastomoses.},
  author={Robert W. Beart and Keith A. Kelly},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={141 1},
A randomized, prospective study should be done to evaluate any new procedure or instrument. Our experience with the end-to-end anastomosis (EEA) stapler suggests that an anastomosis can be created in a shorter time than is required for the traditional hand-sewn technique. This difference is even greater when the anastomosis is technically difficult and located deep within the pelvis. There appears to be little difference in the security of a hand-sewn anastomosis compared with that of stapled… CONTINUE READING

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