Smoking as dominant risk factor for anastomotic leak after left colon resection.


BACKGROUND Some risk factors for anastomotic leak have been identified, but the effect of smoking is unknown. METHODS This study aimed to evaluate the effect of smoking on clinical leak after left-sided anastomoses. Adult patients who underwent elective left colectomy between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2012 were included. Those with stomas and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.10.033


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