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Peritoneal microdialysis. Early diagnosis of anastomotic leakage after low anterior resection for rectosigmoid cancer.
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PMID:  19919919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intraperitoneal microdialysis in early detection of anastomotic leakage after low anterior resection for rectosigmoid cancer. METHODS: In a series of 116 consecutive patients scheduled for low anterior resection for rectosigmoid cancer, a total of 50 patients consented to participate. Peritoneal microdialysis was performed by a 1 mm thin catheter anchored in close proximity to the anastomosis. Five patients were excluded due to catheter malfunction. Average microdialysis time in the remaining 45 patients was 177.6 (80-252) hours. Samples were collected every 4-hours, and the concentration of glucose, lactate, pyruvate and glycerol was measured. RESULTS: Four patients developed symptomatic anastomotic leakage. Two patients developed non-abdominal sepsis. In 38 patients the postoperative course was uncomplicated, considering major complications, and they served as controls. In three patients with late (>or=10 days) anastomotic leakage a significant increase in concentration of lactate and lactate/pyruvate ratio (L/P-ratio) was seen several days prior to development of clinical symptoms. In one patient with early anastomotic leakage it coincided with the development of clinical symptoms. In the two patients with non-abdominal sepsis the values were within normal range. CONCLUSION: Peritoneal microdialysis is a safe and promising tool in early diagnosis of anastomotic leakage after low anterior resection for rectosigmoid cancer.
Authors:
M Ellebaek Pedersen; N Qvist; C Bisgaard; U Kelly; A Bernhard; S Møller Pedersen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of surgery : SJS : official organ for the Finnish Surgical Society and the Scandinavian Surgical Society     Volume:  98     ISSN:  1457-4969     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Surg     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101144297     Medline TA:  Scand J Surg     Country:  Finland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  148-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Odense C, Denmark. markep01@gmail.com
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