TRANSCAECAL ILEAL DIVERSION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE AT RISK DISTAL COLONIC ANASTOMOSIS.
INT J COLORECTAL DIS
57 - 59.
Transcaecal ileal diversion has been used in association with primary resection and anastomosis to defunction an elective distal colonic anastomosis in 10 patients and to allow on-table colonic lavage with subsequent colonic defunction in 11 patients presenting as an emergency with distal colonic obstruction. Post-operative wound sepsis occurred in four patients (19%) with a clinical anastomotic leak in one patient. The median hospital stay was 14 (10-19) days. Transcaecal ileal diversion is simple to perform. It may facilitate primary resection and anastomosis in both the elective and emergency situation without increasing morbidity, mortality or the hospital stay.
|Title:||TRANSCAECAL ILEAL DIVERSION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE AT RISK DISTAL COLONIC ANASTOMOSIS|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)|
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