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Risk Factors for Leakage of Colonic Anastomosis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a colonic anastomosis for risk factors associated with leakage as reported by Schrock et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

risk factors, options

ICD-10:

Z98.0, K91.8

Description:

Schrock et al identified a number of risk factors associated with leakage of a colonic anastomosis. Addressing any risk factors that are present can help reduce postoperative morbidity and mortality. The authors are from the University of California in San Francisco.

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