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J R Soc Med. 1981 October; 74(10): 736–738.
PMCID: PMC1439251

Experience with single-layer rectal anastomosis.

Abstract

Anastomotic dehiscence following resection of the large intestine is a serious complication. Satisfactory results of single-layer anastomosis depend upon meticulous technique and a scrupulously clean colon. Out of 65 single-layer anastomoses involving the rectum, significant leakage occurred in 4 patients. The results are reported in order to draw attention to the safety and efficacy of one-layer anastomosis.

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