The Influence of Fecal Diversion and Anastomotic Leakage on Survival after Resection of Rectal Cancer

@article{Lin2011TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Fecal Diversion and Anastomotic Leakage on Survival after Resection of Rectal Cancer},
  author={J Lin and Te-Cheng Yueh and Shih-Ching Chang and Chun-Chi Lin and Yuan-Tzu Lan and H J Wang and S H Yang and J K Jiang and W Chen and Tzu-chen Lin},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={2251-2261}
}
We analyzed factors associated with the occurrence of anastomotic leakage (AL) and its impact on long-term survival in patients who have undergone resection for rectal cancer. We also investigated the effect of fecal diversion on survival. Clinical data of patients who received surgery for rectal cancer were reviewed. The difference in AL incidence among different groups was compared and survival rates were calculated. Cox’s proportional hazards model was used to compare survival in patients… CONTINUE READING