Integrity of colorectal anastomosis: a review of technological assets

V. Fernandez, G. Thomson, A. Slade, J. Vorstius

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    Abstract

    Colon and rectal cancer are increasingly common and regularly require surgical excision of the malignant tissue and joining together the two ends of the gastrointestinal track. The latter part of the operation is called anastomosis. A postoperative leakage where the anastomosis was fashioned is a not uncommon condition with very serious consequences. Several studies report technological advances aiming to prevent or to assess the risk of a leakage, or to heal a leakage once it has been detected. The authors also propose a new methodology to detect leakages during the operation. However, there is still a lack of a systematic and reliable procedure to entirely solve the leakage problem. The aim of this paper is to review the technology associated with the prevention, the detection and the treatment of an anastomotic leakage.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMED 2008
    EditorsA. Hierlemann
    PublisherACTA Press
    Pages283-287
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9780889867215
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
    Event6th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering - Innsbruck , Austria
    Duration: 13 Feb 200815 Feb 2008
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    Conference

    Conference6th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering
    CountryAustria
    CityInnsbruck
    Period13/02/0815/02/08
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    Fernandez, V., Thomson, G., Slade, A., & Vorstius, J. (2008). Integrity of colorectal anastomosis: a review of technological assets. In A. Hierlemann (Ed.), Proceedings of the 6th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMED 2008 (pp. 283-287). ACTA Press. http://www.actapress.com/Content_Of_Proceeding.aspx?ProceedingID=473