Risks of intestinal anastomoses in Crohn's disease.

  title={Risks of intestinal anastomoses in Crohn's disease.},
  author={Stefan Post and Michael Betzler and B von Ditfurth and Gerd Sch{\"u}rmann and P Kueppers and Ch Herfarth},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={213 1},
Six hundred fifty-eight intestinal anastomoses in 429 operations for Crohn's disease were studied prospectively during an 8-year period to detect variables connected with perioperative morbidity. Postoperative complications occurred in 9.7% of the patients, 4% had to be reoperated on, and the overall mortality rate was 0.5%. In multivariate analysis by… CONTINUE READING