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Risk Factors for Anastomotic Leak Following Colorectal Surgery
Archives of Surgery
Objective: To assess anastomotic leak (AL) risk factors in a large patient series. Design: Case-control study. Setting: The Mount Sinai Hospital. Patients: Ninety patients with AL following colorectal resection and 180 patients who underwent uncomplicated procedures. Main Outcome Measures: Risk factors associated with development of AL. Results: The AL rate was 2.6%. Five risk factors for AL were identified: (1) preoperative albumin level lower than 3.5 g/dL (odds ratio [OR] 2.8; 95% confidencedoi:10.1001/archsurg.2010.40 pmid:20404288 fatcat:t65bq4q375fbxnstajz4hmqf5e