Risk factors for anastomotic leakage after colectomy.

@article{Leichtle2012RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for anastomotic leakage after colectomy.},
  author={Stefan Walter Leichtle and Nicolas J. Mouawad and Kathleen B. Welch and Richard M. Lampman and Robert K Cleary},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={569-75}
}
BACKGROUND Anastomotic leakage is a morbid and potentially fatal complication of colorectal surgery. Determination of pre- and intraoperative risk factors may identify patients requiring increased postoperative surveillance for this major complication. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors associated with anastomotic leakage after colectomy with primary intra-abdominal anastomosis. DESIGN The prospective, statewide multicenter Michigan Surgical Quality… CONTINUE READING
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