Reversal of Hartmann's procedure: a high-risk operation?

@article{Schmelzer2007ReversalOH,
  title={Reversal of Hartmann's procedure: a high-risk operation?},
  author={Thomas M. Schmelzer and Gamal Ae Mostafa and Harry James Norton and William L. Newcomb and William W Hope and Amy E. Lincourt and Kent W. Kercher and Timothy S. Kuwada and Keith S. Gersin and Brant Todd Heniford},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={142 4},
  pages={598-606; discussion 606-7}
}
BACKGROUND Patients who undergo Hartmann's procedure often do not have their colostomy closed based on the perceived risk of the operation. This study evaluated the outcome of reversal of Hartmann's procedure based on preoperative risk factors. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed adult patients who underwent reversal of Hartmann's procedure at our tertiary referral institution. Patient outcomes were compared based on identified risk factors (age >60 years, American Society of… CONTINUE READING

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