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Combined Hartmann's Reversal and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: Defining Postoperative Morbidity.

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Summary of "Combined Hartmann's Reversal and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: Defining Postoperative Morbidity."

Ventral hernias are common after Hartmann's procedure and add complexity to Hartmann's reversal. Colostomy reversal and abdominal wall reconstruction may be performed in a staged or concurrent fashion, although data are limited as to which strategy is optimal. We aimed to define the complication profile of concurrent abdominal wall reconstruction with colostomy reversal as compared to either procedure alone.

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Name: The Journal of surgical research
ISSN: 1095-8673
Pages: 136-144

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