Prospective controlled randomized study of intraoperative colonic lavage versus stent placement in obstructive left sided colonic cancer. World J Surg 2011; 35: 1904-1910.

Published: 21st February 2012

Authors: Alcantara M, Serra-Aracil X, Falco J, Mora L, Bombardo J, Navarro S et al.


The study was suspended after 28 procedures, since the morbidity rate was higher in the group that had early surgery with intraoperative lavage (2/15 vs. 7/13, P=0.042).None of the patients with prior stenting had anastomotic dehiscence compared to 4/13 in the early surgery group.

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