Residual rectal mucosa after stapled vs. handsewn ileal J-pouch-anal anastomosis in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis coli (FAP)—a critical issue

Abstract

Restorative proctocolectomy has become the standard surgical procedure for familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) patients. The use of stapler devices has initiated a controversial discussion concerning the ileal pouch-anal reconstruction. Some authors advocate a handsewn anastomosis after transanal mucosectomy. A double-stapled anastomosis leads to better… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00423-014-1263-x

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