Anastomoses involving the colon and rectum: an 8-year experience

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    From January 1987 to May 1995, 214 anastomoses involving the rectum or colon were fashioned using single-layer, interrupted serosubmucosal 3/0 braided polyamide. There were six deaths, one clinically evident anastomotic leak, and one wound infection. These results lend further support to the use of a single layer of serosubmucosal sutures for anastomoses involving the colon and rectum.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)95-6
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 1996


    • Adult
    • Anastomosis, Surgical
    • Colectomy
    • Colon
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Male
    • Rectum
    • Suture Techniques
    • Treatment Outcome


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