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Is inferior mesenteric artery ligation during sigmoid colectomy for diverticular disease associated with increased anastomotic leakage? A meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized clinical trials

Review published: 2012.

Bibliographic details: Cirocchi R, Trastulli S, Farinella E, Desiderio J, Listorti C, Parisi A, Noya G, Boselli C.  Is inferior mesenteric artery ligation during sigmoid colectomy for diverticular disease associated with increased anastomotic leakage? A meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized clinical trials. Colorectal Disease 2012; 14(9): e521-e529. [PubMed: 22632654]

Abstract

AIM: A meta-analysis was conducted to compare preservation with ligation of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) during sigmoidectomy for diverticular disease.

METHOD: Randomized and non-randomized clinical trials were identified using the following electronic databases: Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, CINAHL, BioMed Central, Science Citation Index, Greynet, SIGLE, National Technological Information Service, British Library Integrated Catalogue. The analysed end-points were the anastomotic leakage rate, overall morbidity and 30-day postoperative mortality.

RESULTS: Four studies were included involving 400 patients. The anastomotic leakage rate was 7.3% in the preservation group and 11.3% in the ligation group. There was no statistically significant difference between the groups (OR 0.72, 95% CI 0.11-4.76; P=0.73). Overall morbidity and 30-day postoperative mortality were not compared since these data were reported in only one study.

CONCLUSION: The meta-analysis did not show any advantage for preservation of the IMA during sigmoid colectomy for diverticular disease in terms of anastomotic leakage.

© 2012 The Authors. Colorectal Disease © 2012 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

CRD has determined that this article meets the DARE scientific quality criteria for a systematic review.

Copyright © 2014 University of York.

PMID: 22632654

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