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The C-seal: a biofragmentable drain protecting the stapled colorectal anastomosis from leakage.

Abstract:

Colorectal anastomotic leakage (AL) is a serious complication in colorectal surgery leading to high morbidity and mortality rates. The incidence of AL varies between 2.5 and 20%. Over the years, many strategies aimed at lowering the incidence of anastomotic leakage have been examined. The cause of AL is probably multifactorial. Etiological factors include insufficient arterial blood supply, tension on the anastomosis, hematoma and/or infection at the anastomotic site, and co-morbid factors of...

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10.3791/2223

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Havenga, K More by this author
Ten Cate Hoedemaker, HO More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Journal:
Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE
Issue:
45
Pages:
104
Publication date:
2010
DOI:
EISSN:
1940-087X
ISSN:
1940-087X
URN:
uuid:394a5d7e-e572-43e9-8b91-2028dd8b2436
Source identifiers:
191330
Local pid:
pubs:191330

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