Seprafilm: a retrospective preliminary evaluation of the impact on short-term oncologic outcome in colorectal cancer.

@article{Oikonomakis2002SeprafilmAR,
  title={Seprafilm: a retrospective preliminary evaluation of the impact on short-term oncologic outcome in colorectal cancer.},
  author={Ioannis Oikonomakis and Steven D. Wexner and Pascal A Gervaz and S You and Michelle Secic and Paolo Giamundo},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2002},
  volume={45 10},
  pages={1376-80}
}
INTRODUCTION Hyaluronate carboxymethylcellulose-based bioresorbable membrane (Seprafilm ) has been used as a method of postoperative adhesion prevention. However, its short-term effect on colorectal cancer recurrence remains unknown. METHODS A retrospective chart review was undertaken of patients with colorectal cancer operated on with curative intent from 1996 to 1999. All patients who received Seprafilm during surgery were assigned to the Seprafilm group, whereas all patients who did not… CONTINUE READING
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