Techniques of bowel resection and anastomosis: The way we do it

Francesco Iodice, Gennaro Casella, Giuseppe Laurelli, Felice Scala, Francesco Izzo, Annunziata Scherillo, Mauro Di Stefano, Stefano Greggi

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Approximately 40% of patients with ovarian cancer and 5% with cervical cancer show bowel involvement. Bowel resection is often necessary to ensure optimal debulking, and thereby a better prognosis. Side-to-side, side-to-end or end-to-end anastomosis is most often performed with temporary colostomy in occasional cases. Parenteral nutrition is needed as well as antibiotic therapy against Gram-positive and Gram-negative infections. Anastomotic leaks are expected in about 8% of cases. Special training in intestinal surgery is required for the gynaecological oncologists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-250
Number of pages6
JournalCME Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003


  • Anastomosis
  • Bowel surgery
  • Gynaecological tumours

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Oncology


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