n South African Gastroenterology Review - SAGES 2005 : A participating Society in the International Surgical Week 21 - 24 August 2005 : Durban : abstracts




Extracted from text ... ABSTRACTS The South African Gastroenterology Review - August 2005 15 Poster Session Monday 22 August 2005 lunchtime PRIMARY ANASTOMOSIS AFTER IMMEDIATE COLECTOMY FOR ACUTE OBSTRUCTION DUE TO CARCINOMA OF COLON A.A.Papageorgiou, S.Meyer, D.Paramythiotis, H.-D.Heiss, N.Harlaftis 1.Proped.Surg.University Clinic, AHEPA - Hospital, GR-54006 Thessaloniki, Greece and Stauferklinik, Mutlangen, Germany. Purpose: The operation of choice for acutely obstructed carcinoma of the colon is controversial. The aim of the study was to evaluate the results of management by emergency subtotal/total colectomy with immediate anastomosis without diversion. Methods: Am emergency subtotal/total colectomy was performed in 35 patients ( mean age 71.7 years ). Intraoperative ..


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