Circular stapling versus triangulating stapling for the cervical esophagogastric anastomosis after esophagectomy in patients with thoracic esophageal cancer: A prospective, randomized, controlled trial. Surgery 2017; 162: 131-138.

Published: 5th April 2018

Authors: Hayata K, Nakamori M, Nakamura M, Ojima T, Iwahashi M, Katsuda M et al.

Conclusion

Use of the triangulating method of stapling did not reduce the risk of anastomotic stricture compared with circular stapling: 19 versus 17per cent, respectively, (P=0.935) in this study that included 100 procedures.

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