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Early versus standard closure of temporary ileostomy in patients with rectal cancer: a randomized controlled trial. J Surg Oncol 2019; 120: 249-299

Published: 20th March 2020

Authors: Kuliavas J, Dulskas A, Kryzauskas M, Pauza K, Kilius A, Rudinskaite G et al.


This trial was stopped early after 86 patients had been included, after a higher rate of postoperative complications was noted in patients who had early closure: 27.9 versus 7.9 per cent, P=0.024.

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