Subtotal colectomy vs. intraoperative colonic irrigation in the management of obstructed left colon carcinoma.

@article{Torralba1998SubtotalCV,
  title={Subtotal colectomy vs. intraoperative colonic irrigation in the management of obstructed left colon carcinoma.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Antonio Nicol{\'a}s Torralba and Ricardo Robles and Pascual Parrilla and Juan Antonio Luj{\'a}n and Ram{\'o}n Liron and Antonio Pi{\~n}ero and Jos{\'e} Antonio Fiz Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1998},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={18-22}
}
PURPOSE Whether primary anastomosis should be performed after segmental resection with intraoperative colonic irrigation or subtotal colectomy is not yet established in the surgical treatment of obstructive left colon carcinoma. In this prospective, nonrandomized study, we present the results of 66 patients undergoing one-stage surgery for obstructed left colon carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS We compared two techniques, subtotal colectomy (35 patients) and intraoperative colonic irrigation… CONTINUE READING