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Title: Circular 'superelastic' compression anastomosis: From the animal lab to clinical practice
Authors: D'Hoore, AndrĂ© ×
Hompes, Daphne
Folkesson, J
Penninckx, Freddy
Pahlman, L #
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Taylor & francis as
Series Title: Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies vol:17 issue:3 pages:172-175
Abstract: The recent development of a compression device using shape memory Nitinol technogy to create an end-to-end anastomosis has renewed the interest in sutureless anastomotic techniques. A phase II, prospective open label clinical trial was started in May 2007 to evaluate the feasibility and safety of this new anastomotic device. Fourty patients who need left colectomy or high anterior resection for either diverticular disease or adenocarcinoma will be recruited in two academic hospitals (Uppsala,Sweden and Leuven, Belgium). Clinical leakage is the primary endpoint. Only preliminary results are available to date as the recruitment is ongoing. The median age of the first ten patients is 57.5 years (44-72). No anastomotic leakage occurred. The median hospital stay was 4.0 days. Only three patients noticed the passage of the ring through the anal canal.
ISSN: 1364-5706
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Abdominal Surgical Oncology
Surgical Oncology
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