This analysis of colorectal anastomoses at a tertiary institution in Jamaica demonstrates acceptable leak and mortality rates. No modifiable risk factors were identified as contributing to anastomotic leaks.
Background: Anastomotic leakage remains a concern in general surgical practice. The significance lies in the resultant abdominal sepsis, related morbidity and mortality, risk of anastomotic loss, permanent stoma creation and the effect on local recurrence and overall patient survival in colorectal cancer cases.
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