Role of stapled and hand-sewn anastomoses in recurrence of Crohn's disease.

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Anastomotic recurrence after bowel resection is a major problem in Crohn's disease surgery. The aim of this study is to compare recurrence rate after stapled side-to-side ileo-colonic anastomosis to those after stapled end-to-side or hand-sewn side-to-side anastomosis to distinguish the role of suture technique and anastomotic configuration… (More)

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