Exp Ther Med 2021 May 22;21(5):523. Epub 2021 Mar 22.
Department of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, Prof. N.C. Paulescu National Institute of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Disease, 020021 Bucharest, Romania.
Anastomotic leaks (ALs) remain the most severe complication in digestive surgery, as well as the most consumptive in terms of human and financial resources. There is an abundance of international research which has focused on identifying and correcting risk factors, and on individualized surgical management as well. The most frequent risk factors are male sex, obesity, diabetes, advanced malignant disease, ASA score, perioperative blood loss or perioperative transfusion, long operation time, emergency operation and altered nutritional status. Read More