ALSGBI Annual Scientific Meeting: 5–6 December 2018—Manchester, UK
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ANASTOMOTIC LEAK AFTER COLORECTAL SURGERY: AN INSIGHT OF RISK FACTORS
H Younus, J Nunoo Mensah, L Barker, A Haji, A Haq
King’s College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
The aim of this study was to evaluate different risk factors associated with the development of anastomotic leak after colorectal surgery.
A cohort of 1592 patients who had undergone colorectal surgery between 2009 and 2015 were studied their medical notes were reviewed for preoperative demographics, co morbidities, biochemical markers, type of surgery, degree of contamination and stage of cancer. We studied the relationship of these factors in the development of anastomotic leak (AL).
Out of 1592 patients, 2% developed anastomotic leak. These patients had significantly higher BMI, higher percentage of major and complex major procedures (p < 0.05). There was no significant difference in terms of age, gender, possum mortality risk, cardiac...