The morbidity surrounding reversal of defunctioning ileostomies: a systematic review of 48 studies including 6,107 cases

@article{Chow2009TheMS,
  title={The morbidity surrounding reversal of defunctioning ileostomies: a systematic review of 48 studies including 6,107 cases},
  author={Andre Chow and Henry S. Tilney and Paraskevas Paraskeva and Santhini Jeyarajah and Evangelos Zacharakis and Sanjay Purkayastha},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={2009},
  volume={24},
  pages={711-723}
}
Loop ileostomies are used currently in surgical practice to reduce the consequences of distal anastomotic failure following colorectal resection. It is often assumed that reversal of a loop ileostomy is a simple and safe procedure. However, many studies have demonstrated high morbidity rates following loop ileostomy closure. The aims of this systematic review were to examine all the existing evidence in the literature on morbidity and mortality following closure of loop ileostomy. A literature… CONTINUE READING
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