Total gastrectomy and oesophagojejunostomy--a prospective randomized trial of hand-sutured versus mechanically stapled anastomoses.

@article{Seufert1990TotalGA,
  title={Total gastrectomy and oesophagojejunostomy--a prospective randomized trial of hand-sutured versus mechanically stapled anastomoses.},
  author={Rainer Maria Seufert and Andreas Schmidt-Matthiesen and Antje Beyer},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={50-2}
}
Eighty patients undergoing total gastrectomy for malignant disease were entered into a prospective randomized study, comparing anastomoses constructed mechanically (staples) with hand-sewn (single layer Maxon) anastomoses. The groups were matched with respect to clinical features, medical risk factors and were staged for tumour. Only one anastomotic leak was observed after operation and this was in the group of stapled anastomoses. One patient died in each group (owing to cardiac infarction and… CONTINUE READING