Stapled Versus Hand-Sewn Anastomoses in Emergency Intestinal Surgery: Results of a Prospective Randomized Study


Sutured and stapled intestinal anastomoses are perceived to be equally safe in elective intestinal surgery. However, our search of the literature failed to find any studies comparing hand-sewn and mechanical anastomoses in emergency intestinal surgery. Thus, we compared the short-term outcomes of patients with sutured as opposed to stapled anastomoses in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00595-003-2678-0


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