Stapled versus handsewn methods for colorectal anastomosis surgery.

  title={Stapled versus handsewn methods for colorectal anastomosis surgery.},
  author={Suzana Ang{\'e}lica da Silva Lustosa and Denise Matos and Alvaro Nagib Atallah and Aldemar de Ara{\'u}jo Castro},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Randomized controlled trials comparing stapled with handsewn colorectal anastomosis have not shown either technique to be superior, perhaps because individual studies lacked statistical power. A systematic review, with pooled analysis of results, might provide a more definitive answer. OBJECTIVES To compare the safety and effectiveness of stapled and handsewn colorectal anastomosis. The following primary hypothesis was tested: the stapled technique is more effective because it… CONTINUE READING


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