n South African Journal of Surgery - Abandoning bowel preparation for rectal surgery - are we attempting to square a circle? : letter to the editor
|Article Title||Abandoning bowel preparation for rectal surgery - are we attempting to square a circle? : letter to the editor|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Author||D.L. Clarke, T.E. Madiba and S.R. Thomson|
|Publication Date||Aug 2007|
|Pages||108 - 109|
To the Editor: In its infancy colorectal surgery was plagued by septic complications. These complications were ascribed to the presence of anaerobic bacteria in the colon and the disruptive effect of stool passing over the surgical anastomosis.
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