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Timing of Closure of a Protective Loop-Ileostomy Can Be Crucial for Restoration of a Functional Digestion

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Werner, Jens M. ; Kupke, Paul ; Ertl, Matthias ; Opitz, Sabine ; Schlitt, Hans J. ; Hornung, Matthias
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 14 Mar 2022 16:01


IntroductionProtective loop-ileostomy is one of the most common interventions in abdominal surgery to provide an alternative intestinal outlet until sufficient healing of a distal anastomosis has occurred. However, closure of a loop-ileostomy is also associated with complications. Thus, knowledge of the optimal time interval between primary and secondary surgery is crucial. MethodsData from 409 ...


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