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Can intraluminal devices prevent or reduce colorectal anastomotic leakage: a review.

Abstract:

Colorectal anastomotic leakage is a serious complication of colorectal surgery, leading to high morbidity and mortality rates. In recent decades, many strategies aimed at lowering the incidence of anastomotic leakage have been examined. The focus of this review will be on mechanical aids protecting the colonic anastomosis against leakage. A literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and The Cochrane Collaborative library for all papers related to prevention of anastomotic leakage ...

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10.3748/wjg.v17.i40.4461

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Journal:
World journal of gastroenterology : WJG
Volume:
17
Issue:
40
Pages:
4461-4469
Publication date:
2011-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2219-2840
ISSN:
1007-9327
URN:
uuid:36a5f544-3d7c-479a-b284-ac23b6012fb1
Source identifiers:
206017
Local pid:
pubs:206017

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