Diagnosis and Management of Intraoperative Colorectal Anastomotic Leaks: A Global Retrospective Patient Chart Review Study
Management of intraoperative anastomotic leaks.
Method of diagnosing the intraoperative leak, n (%)
Air leak test
Time taken to manage and stop leak (minutes)2
Interventions performed following leak, (%)3
Oversewing of staple line
Time required for all interventions performed per patient (minutes)4
Further details and by-country data provided in Supplemental Table . 1Methylene blue. 2No information available for 101 patients. 3Multiple responses possible. No information on interventions available for 14 patients. 4No information available for 99 patients. Max: maximum value, Min: minimum value, : total number of patients, : number of patients observed, and SD: standard deviation.