The current evidence on stapled versus hand-sewn anastomoses in the digestive tract.

@article{Korolija2008TheCE,
  title={The current evidence on stapled versus hand-sewn anastomoses in the digestive tract.},
  author={Dragan Korolija},
  journal={Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies : MITAT : official journal of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={151-4}
}
The innovation process and developments in technology have given surgeons new products which can improve their performance and benefit our patients. Before the era of laparoscopic surgery one of the most important applications in surgical practice was the introduction of staplers. In this article, the evidence supporting the decision whether to use a mechanical device (stapler) or to make a hand-sewn anastomosis is presented. A sytematic review of the literature was performed. The search… CONTINUE READING
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