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2022 Jan 08

J Gastrointest Surg

Risk Nomogram Does Not Predict Anastomotic Leakage After Colon Surgery Accurately: Results of the Multi-center LekCheck Study.


Ozmen I, Grupa VEM, Bedrikovetski S, Dudi-Venkata NN, Huisman DE, Reudink M, Slooter GD, Sammour T, Kroon HM, Daams F
J Gastrointest Surg. 2022 Jan 08.
PMID: 34997466.


Anastomotic leakage (AL) is a dreaded complication after colorectal surgery. Preoperatively identifying high-risk patients can help to reduce the incidence of this complication. For this reason, AL risk nomograms have been developed. The objective of this study was to test the AL risk nomogram developed by Frasson, et al. for validity and to identify risk-factors for AL.