A prospective randomized controlled trial of semi-mechanical versus hand-sewn or circular stapled esophagogastrostomy for prevention of anastomotic stricture. World J Surg 2013; 37: 1043-1050.

Published: 30th July 2013

Authors: Wang WP, Gao Q, Wang KN, Shi H, Chen LQ

Conclusion

In this trial that included 155 patients undergoing oesophagogastrectomy, the rate of anastomotic stricture was 0/55 in the semi-mechanical anastomosis group, 5/52 after hand-sewn anastomosis and 9/47 after use of the circular stapler. Reflux/regurgitation scores were similar after all procedures.

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