Risk factors for clinical anastomotic leakage and postoperative mortality in elective surgery for rectal cancer

@article{Kruschewski2006RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for clinical anastomotic leakage and postoperative mortality in elective surgery for rectal cancer},
  author={Martin Kruschewski and Hayo Rieger and Uwe Pohlen and Hubert Georg Hotz and Heinz Johannes Buhr},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={2006},
  volume={22},
  pages={919-927}
}
Clinical anastomotic leakage remains a major problem after anterior or low anterior resection for rectal cancer. The aim of this study was to assess the association between risk factors and anastomotic leakage and postoperative mortality. Two hundred seventy-six elective anterior or low anterior resections with anastomosis were performed and documented on-line from January 1995 to December 2004. Univariate and multivariate analyses with Bonferroni adjustment were carried out to identify… CONTINUE READING

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