Stapled functional end-to-end anastomosis versus sutured end-to-end anastomosis after ileocolonic resection in Crohn disease.

@article{Yamamoto1999StapledFE,
  title={Stapled functional end-to-end anastomosis versus sutured end-to-end anastomosis after ileocolonic resection in Crohn disease.},
  author={Takayuki Yamamoto and Iain M Bain and Eleftherios Mylonakis and Robert N. Allan and Michael R. B. Keighley},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1999},
  volume={34 7},
  pages={708-13}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this retrospective study was to compare complications and anastomotic recurrence rates after stapled functional end-to-end versus conventional sutured end-to-end anastomosis after ileocolonic resection in Crohn disease. METHODS Between 1988 and 1997, 123 patients underwent ileocolonic resection for Crohn disease. Forty-five patients underwent stapled functional end-to-end anastomosis (stapled group), and 78 underwent sutured end-to-end anastomosis (sutured group… CONTINUE READING