Avoidance of permanent colostomy in pelvic malignancy using the surgical stapler

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Abstract

The potential for reducing the number of gynecologic oncology patients left with a permanent colostomy may be achieved by the use of the end-to-end anastomosis (EEA) automatic surgical stapler. This instrument allows a rectocolonic anastomosis at a very low level (below the levator muscles), which is very difficult and poorly performed by hand-suture techniques. This report presents the author's experience with 6 patients in whom a low rectocolonic anastomosis was performed with the EEA surgical stapler.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-505
Number of pages5
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume54
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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