Stapled colonic J-pouch-anal anastomosis without a diverting colostomy for rectal carcinoma.

@article{Wang1997StapledCJ,
  title={Stapled colonic J-pouch-anal anastomosis without a diverting colostomy for rectal carcinoma.},
  author={Jiun-Ling Wang and Y T You and Helen H. Chen and Jy-Ming Chiang and Chien Yuh Yeh and Reiping Tang},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1997},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={30-4}
}
PURPOSE Colonic J-pouch reconstruction is designed to improve functional outcome of coloanal anastomosis. Most surgeons use a diverting colostomy to avoid severe pelvic sepsis caused by anastomotic breakdown. METHODS We report the outcome of 30 consecutive patients with colonic J-pouch-anal anastomosis without a diverting colostomy performed between November 1992 and October 1993. All patients had carcinoma of the lower two-thirds of the rectum. Patients were seen every three months… CONTINUE READING