Safe Intestinal Aanastomosis in Colorectal Surgery

Muhammad Shamim

  • Muhammad Shamim Department of Surgery Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia.


Colorectal surgery is one of the important sub-specialty of surgical and allied field. Intestinal anastomosis is a routine procedure performed for many surgical conditions. However, anastomotic leak is the most feared complication that results in increased morbidity and mortality. The leak rate ranges from 1-30%, with most of the patients requiring surgical revision with prolonged hospital stay and cost of treatment.1,2 The mortality in such cases is reported as 6-22%.2,3 In oncologic cases outcome is even dismal. Many factors are considered responsible like surgical technique, use of suture material or devices as well as patient related conditions…………………..