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The EEA stapler in colorectal surgery: a Wellington experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6576756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The EEA stapler has been used at Wellington Hospital in 83 patients. The use of the instrument in 72 patients with colorectal disease is described. Fifty-one patients had malignant disease. Prior bowel preparation and perioperative antibiotics were used routinely. A 'low' anastomosis was performed in 26 patients. Complications relating to the integrity of the anastomosis occurred most frequently in low rectal cases and did not appear to be influenced by the presence or absence of a diverting colostomy. Tumour clearance was compromised (less than two centimetres) in 10 out of 23 patients with 'low' tumours. Two staple line recurrences occurred in this group.
C S Dowle; S W Beasley; W H Isbister
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0004-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Surg     Publication Date:  1983 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-09-09     Completed Date:  1983-09-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373115     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Surg     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Colon / surgery*
Colonic Diseases / surgery
Colonic Neoplasms / surgery
Length of Stay
Rectal Diseases / surgery
Rectal Neoplasms / surgery
Rectum / surgery*
Retrospective Studies
Surgical Staplers* / adverse effects

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