Abstract PURPOSE: The present study aims to determine the morbidity and mortality of emergency colonic surgery and the factors associated with adverse outcome, and to evaluate any change in incidence of the different types of pathological conditions and in the surgical approach over the last 15 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 319 patients who underwent emergency colonic surgery between January 1997 and December 2011 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into two groups according to the date of surgery, namely group 1, between 1997 and 2006, and group 2, between 2006 and 2011. The differences in terms of postoperative outcomes between the groups were analyzed. RESULTS: Overall postoperative morbidity and mortality rates were 25.3 and 17.2%, respectively; no differences were found between the groups. Group 2 showed a significantly increased rate of primary resection and anastomosis (p < 0.001), as well as an increase in laparoscopic approach compared with group 1 (p < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Emergency colon surgery is today primarily performed for benign diseases, of these the most common is diverticular disease followed by ischemic colitis. Age, comorbidities, and ischemic colon disease are predictors of adverse outcomes, while the surgical procedure per se is not. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
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|Titolo:||Changes in the Surgical Approach to Colonic Emergencies during a 15-Year Period.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Citazione:||Changes in the Surgical Approach to Colonic Emergencies during a 15-Year Period. / Costa, G; LA TORRE, Marco; Frezza, B; Fransvea, P; Tomassini, F; Ziparo, Vincenzo; Balducci, Genoveffa. - In: DIGESTIVE SURGERY. - ISSN 0253-4886. - STAMPA. - 31(2014), pp. 197-203.|
|Appare nella tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|