Risk factors for anastomotic leakage after resection for rectal cancer.

@article{Eberl2008RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for anastomotic leakage after resection for rectal cancer.},
  author={Thomas Eberl and Michael Jagoditsch and Anton Klingler and Joerg Tschmelitsch},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={196 4},
  pages={592-8}
}
BACKGROUND Controversy still exists concerning the impact of patient and tumor characteristics on anastomotic dehiscence after resection for rectal cancer. METHODS Between January 1986 and July 2006, 472 patients underwent curative rectal resection. Patient and tumor characteristics, details of treatment, and postoperative results were recorded… CONTINUE READING