Clinical outcome after rectal replacement with side-to-end, colon-J-pouch, or straight colorectal anastomosis following total mesorectal excision. A Swiss Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Trial (SAKK 40/04). Ann Surg 2019; 269: 827-835.

Published: 2nd August 2019

Authors: Marti W, Curti G, Wehrli H, Grieder F, Graf M, Gloor B et al.


Three different methods of reconstruction were compared in this study that included 336 patients, 257 of whom were analyzed per protocol. Composite evacuation scores were similar for all procedures after 12 months.

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