Published in Clinical Trials Week, December 26th, 2005
According to recent research published in the American Journal of Surgery, "The incidence of complications after reversal of Hartmann's procedure is unknown. This study compares the morbidity of Hartmann's reversal versus loop ileostomy reversal. Two groups of 20 patients were studied retrospectively over a 5-year period."
"One group underwent Hartmann's takedown, and the other underwent loop ileostomy takedown. Postoperative complications were compared between the 2 groups. Similar demographics were noted between each group. The most common initial...
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