Risk factors for anastomotic leak after recto-sigmoid resection for ovarian cancer.

@article{Richardson2006RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for anastomotic leak after recto-sigmoid resection for ovarian cancer.},
  author={Debra L Richardson and Andrea Mariani and William A. Cliby},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={103 2},
  pages={667-72}
}
OBJECTIVES Anastomotic leak after recto-sigmoid (RS) resection for ovarian cancer (OC) is a life-threatening complication. Selection of patients for protective diverting stomas has been based on observations from the colorectal literature. Our objective was to identify primary risk factors for anastomotic leak in OC patients undergoing RS resection to better determine who would most benefit from protective diversion. METHODS All patients with OC or primary peritoneal cancer who underwent a… CONTINUE READING
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