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Anastomotic leakage. Risk assessment in gastrointestinal surgery

07 January 2009

PhD ceremony: mw. A. Karliczek, 16.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Thesis: Anastomotic leakage. Risk assessment in gastrointestinal surgery

Promotor(s): prof. T. Wiggers

Faculty: Medical Sciences

 

It is important to know which factors are important in the prediction of anastomotic leakage. As the surgeons' judgement is not reliable enough (prospective study), in this thesis other possibly contributing factors are explored. Drainage of the anastomosis does not influence anastomotic leakage (systematic review). Short preoperative irradiation does not cause anastomotic weakness in experimental anastomoses. Furthermore, we explored the role of lack of oxygen in the bowel wall adjacent to the anastomosis in anastomotic leakage.

 

 

Last modified:15 September 2017 3.38 p.m.

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