Evaluation of diverting ileostomy in laparoscopic low anterior resection for rectal cancer

Karahasanoglu T. , Hamzaoglu İ. H. , Baca B. , Aytac E. , Erenler I., Erdamar S.

Asian Journal of Surgery, vol.34, pp.63-68, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1015-9584(11)60021-3
  • Title of Journal : Asian Journal of Surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-68


BACKGROUND: Diverting ileostomy is believed to mitigate the effects of anastomotic complications in low anterior resections (LAR) for rectal cancer. However, there are no data about the effects of diverting ileostomy on the outcomes of laparoscopic LAR.