Journal article

Investigations and time trends in loop ileostomy reversals following anterior resections: a single Australian institution seven-years' experience

Danielle Taylor, Alex Besson, Ian G Faragher, Steven TF Chan, Justin M Yeung

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Currently no consensus exists regarding what pre-reversal investigations are required to assess integrity of the rectal anastomosis. The objective of this study was to compare pre-reversal assessments of anastomotic integrity and to evaluate trends that might have influenced timings for reversal. METHODS: From a prospectively maintained database, patients with colorectal cancer resections between March 2012 and October 2019 were identified. Patient characteristics, pre-reversal contrast enema and flexible sigmoidoscopy findings were recorded, and management of complications were recorded. Time-to-ileostomy reversal and time series for trends were analysed. RESULTS: There were 154..

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