Incidence and Management of Anastomotic Leakage

  • Michitaka Fujiwara
  • Yasuhiro Kodera
  • Gyu-Seok Cho
  • Seung Wan Ryu


Although anastomotic complications, such as leakage, stenosis, and bleeding, are relatively infrequent, they can result in prolonged hospital stay and loss of the benefit accrued from the minimally invasive approach. In this chapter, optimal management of anastomotic problems, with particular emphasis on the management of leakage, are discussed based on a review of the literature and the authors’ own experience.


Anastomotic Leakage Total Gastrectomy Anastomotic Stenosis Distal Gastrectomy Prolonged Hospital Stay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michitaka Fujiwara
    • 1
  • Yasuhiro Kodera
    • 1
  • Gyu-Seok Cho
    • 2
  • Seung Wan Ryu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgery IINagoya University Graduate School of MedicineNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, College of MedicineSoonchunhyang UniversityBucheon-siRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Surgery and Division of Gastrointestinal SurgeryThe Keimyung University School of MedicineDaegu-siRepublic of Korea

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