Management of colorectal anastomotic leak

Thomas, Michael S. and Margolin, David A. (2016) Management of colorectal anastomotic leak. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 29 2: 138-144. doi:10.1055/s-0036-1580630

Author Thomas, Michael S.
Margolin, David A.
Title Management of colorectal anastomotic leak
Journal name Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1531-0043
Publication date 2016-06-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1055/s-0036-1580630
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 29
Issue 2
Start page 138
End page 144
Total pages 7
Place of publication NY United States
Publisher Thieme Medical Publishers
Language eng
Abstract The aim of this article is to present strategies for preventing and managing the failure of the surgical restoration of intestinal continuity. Despite improvements in surgical technique and perioperative care, anastomotic leaks still occur, and with them occur increased morbidity, mortality, length of stay, and costs. Due to the devastating consequences for patients with failed anastomoses, there have been a myriad of materials and techniques used by surgeons to create better intestinal anastomoses. We will also discuss the management strategies for anastomotic leak when they do inevitably occur.
Keyword Leak
Risk factors
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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