Effect of corticosteroid dose and duration of administration on colonic anastomosis.

Baca B. , Ozben V. , Boler D., Onur E., Hamzaoglu İ. H. , Karahasanoglu T. , ...More

Inflammatory bowel diseases, vol.16, no.12, pp.2162-7, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ibd.21331
  • Title of Journal : Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Page Numbers: pp.2162-7


Background: Surgical intervention under concomitant steroid therapy can be complicated by impaired anastomotic healing. The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the effects of a corticosteroid (methylprednisolone) on healing colonic anastomoses in relation to the dose and duration of administration.