Risk Factors for Prolonged Postoperative Ileus After Colorectal Cancer Surgery

@article{Millan2011RiskFF,
  title={Risk Factors for Prolonged Postoperative Ileus After Colorectal Cancer Surgery},
  author={Monica Millan and Sebastiano Biondo and Dom{\'e}nico Fraccalvieri and Ricardo Frago and Thomas Golda and Esther Kreisler},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={179-185}
}
The aim of this study was to analyze factors contributing to prolonged postoperative ileus (POI) after elective bowel resection in patients with colorectal cancer. This was a retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database of patients operated on for colorectal cancer during 2006–2009. Patients with abdominal procedures and bowel resection without anastomotic leakage were included. Prolonged POI was defined as no flatus by postoperative day (POD) 6, with or without intolerance to… CONTINUE READING

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