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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1996|
- Anastomosis, Surgical
- Suture Techniques
- Treatment Outcome