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World J Gastroenterol. Jul 7, 2016; 22(25): 5718-5727
Published online Jul 7, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i25.5718
Table 1 Selected studies to investigate the risk factors for Anastomotic leakage after laparoscopic low anterior resection
Ref.YearSampleALTumorCoveringRisk factors
Ito et al[22]20081805.0%R, RS+Anastomosis level, multiple stapler firings
Kim et al[23]20092706.3%R, RS, S+Tumor location
Huh et al[24]20102238.5%R-Tumor location, operation time
Choi et al[25]201015610.3%R, RS-Anastomosis level, operation time
Akiyoshi et al[26]20113633.6%R, RS+Tumor location, abdominal drain
Yamamoto et al[27]20121115.4%R+BMI
Park et al[28]201311876.3%R, RS-Male, stage, transfusion, tumor location
preoperative CRT, multiple stapler firings
Kawada et al[29]201415412.3%R-Tumor size, precompression before
stapler firings
Katsuno et al[30]201520915.3%R+Male
Kim et al[31]201611546.7%R+Male, smoking, alcohol intake, previous
abdominal surgery, operation time,
tumor location, multiple stapler firings