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The handsewn anastomosis after colon resection due to colonic cancer

4th Surgical Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Antheon 1, 55236 Panorama, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Techniques in Coloproctology (Impact Factor: 1.34). 11/2010; 14 Suppl 1:S57-9. DOI: 10.1007/s10151-010-0612-1
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ABSTRACT The purpose of our study is to present the results of the handsewn single-layer interrupted extramucosal anastomosis following colon cancer.
In the period between 1989 and 2009, 276 intestinal anastomoses were fashioned following colon resection using single-layer interrupted extramucosal 3/0 Vicryl.
The mean hospital stay was 8.2 days. Twenty-three patients had postoperative complications, and the total morbidity was 8.3%. Seven anastomotic leakages occurred (2.5%). The mortality rate was 2.5%.
The single-layer anastomosis with interrupted extramucosal sutures after colon resection is safe and effective.

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