Rectal washout and local recurrence in rectal resection for cancer: a meta-analysis.

@article{Rondelli2012RectalWA,
  title={Rectal washout and local recurrence in rectal resection for cancer: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Fabio Rondelli and Stefano Trastulli and Roberto Cirocchi and Nicola Avenia and Enrico Mariani and Francesco Sciannameo and Giuseppe Noya},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 11},
  pages={
          1313-21
        }
}
AIM The effectiveness of rectal washout was compared with no washout for the prevention of local recurrence after anterior rectal resection for rectal cancer. METHOD The following electronic databases were searched: PubMed, OVID Medline, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, EBM Reviews, CINAHL and EMBASE. RESULTS Five nonrandomized studies including a total of 5012 patients were identified. Meta-analysis suggested that rectal washout significantly reduced the local recurrence rate (P… CONTINUE READING
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