anastomotic leak

anastomotic leak

The loss of fluid and content from the site of anastomosis.
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Anastomotic leak increases distant recurrence and long-term mortality after curative resection for colonic cancer: a nationwide cohort study.
Anastomotic leak is considered one of the most devastating complications resulting in severe morbidity and mortality.
Burst abdomen was present in 3 cases (10%) and anastomotic leak was found in 3 cases (10%), while pelvic abscess was found in 1 case (3%) [Table 5].
Anastomotic leak was defined as spillage of bowel contents intraperitoneally which necessitated intervention in the form of a laparotomy local drainage and closure methods.
He also talked about prevention and management of anastomotic leak following anterior resection.
In the immediate postoperative period when an anastomotic leak is suspected, traditional fluoroscopy studies with water-soluble contrast agents are usually employed.
Univariate logistic regression analysis was performed initially for each variable in order to determine the variables to be introduced into the model during the building of the multivariate logistic regression model for anastomotic leak risk factors following rectal cancer surgery.
The patients were monitored post-operatively for pulmonary (respiratory failure requiring ventilatory support, atelectasis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, pleural effusion/hemothorax, etc.), cardiac (arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, and congestive cardiac failure), and surgical complications (wound infections, anastomotic leak, and fistula formation).
Anastomotic leak prophylaxis using a vapor-heated fibrin sealant: report on 738 gastric bypass patients.
Febrile neutropenia and gastrointestinal complications (such as bowel perforation, fistula, or anastomotic leak) also compose the most common major toxicities.
In the ERAS group, one patient developed a fever, and one patient developed a surgical-site infection (Grade I); two patients who developed gastroparesis were treated with total parenteral nutrition (Grade II); and one patient who developed an anastomotic leak received a second surgery (Grade III).