Review Article (Current Status of Colorectal Cancer Surgery)

Management of anastomotic leakage after rectal surgery: a review article

Yuan-Yao Tsai, William Tzu-Liang Chen


Anastomotic leaks (ALs) are associated with increased perioperative morbidity and mortality, prolonged length of stay, higher readmission rates, the potential need for further operative interventions, and unintended permanent stomas; resulting in increased hospital costs and resource use, and decreased quality of life. This review article is to present definition, diagnosis and management strategies for AL after rectal surgery.

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