Table 1

Operative details with MBE, IOLs, and POLs.

Variable

Enema (n = 229)

IOL (n = 16)

POL (N = 7)


Operation:

#

#

#

R hemi- and Extended R colectomy

55

3

1

Transverse

10

0

0

L hemi- and Extended L colectomy

17

2

1

Sigmoid

84

8

3

LAR

31

1

1

Hartmann's Closure

29

2

1

Other*

3

0

0


Method:

#

#

#

Open

130

9

4

Lap-assisted

68

4

3

Lap to open

31

3

0


Anastomosis type:

#

#

#

Hand sewn

83

4

4

Stapled

146

12

3


#

#

Diverting ostomy

15**

6

n/a


*Proximal and sigmoid colectomies (2 anastomoses) ×2, subtotal colectomy. **Including the 6 in response to IOL.

Smith et al. BMC Surgery 2007 7:15   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-7-15

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