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Primary anastomosis versus Hartmann procedure in colonic cancer

Christy E Cauley, Ruchin Patel, Liliana Bordeianou
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest that urgent colectomy and primary anastomosis with diversion is safe for perforated diverticulitis. Current guidelines support this approach. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the use of urgent or emergent primary anastomosis with diversion in diverticulitis before the 2014 American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons guidelines and compare national outcomes of primary anastomosis with diversion to the Hartmann procedure...
May 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Vincenzo Formisano, Antonio Di Muria, Giorgio Connola, Gianpiero Cione, Luigina Falco, Carlo Paolo De Angelis, Luigi Angrisani
AIM: Comparing the different possible surgical procedures and the results in urgent/emergency and in elective surgery for obstructing colorectal cancer. MATERIAL OF STUDY: From 2008 we operated on 238 patients affected by colorectal cancer, 136 complicated tumours, 115 obstructing and 19 perforated. 23 patients had right-sided and 92 left-sided obstructing colonic tumour, divided retrospectively in 4 groups. 18 decompressive colostomy; 32 two-stages procedures: 25 Hartmann's operations and 7 total colectomies with terminal ileostomy; 7 one-stage procedures, with defunctioning ileostomy: 4 total colectomies and 3 colonic resections with wash-out; 35 one-stage procedures with primary anastomosis+wash-out or milking...
November 2014: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
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