Management of Colorectal Anastomotic Leak Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1580630 PMID: 27247539 Web of Science: 000375966300012

Cited authors

  • Thomas, Michael S.; Margolin, David A.


  • 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.

Publication date

  • 2016

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1531-0043

Start page

  • 138

End page

  • 144


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