The stapled gastrointestinal tract anastomosis: incidence of postoperative complications compared with the sutured anastomosis.

@article{Chassin1978TheSG,
  title={The stapled gastrointestinal tract anastomosis: incidence of postoperative complications compared with the sutured anastomosis.},
  author={Jameson L. Chassin and K. M. Rifkind and Barry M. Sussman and B A Kassel and A Fingaret and S B Drager and Pamela Sue Chassin},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1978},
  volume={188 5},
  pages={
          689-96
        }
}
Performance of gastrointestinal anastomosis by means of surgical stapling devices has achieved popularity in the last decade even though no detailed study has been reported comparing complications following the stapled anastomosis with those following hand sutured procedures performed by the same surgeons. We have reviewed 812 operative procedures on the gastrointestinal tract performed in one hospital over a four year period. Stapled anastomoses were performed in 472 with 13 (2.8… CONTINUE READING
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