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Preventive effects of a synthetic absorbable antiadhesive film (Seprafilm) on small bowel obstruction in patients who underwent elective surgery for colon cancer: a randomized controlled trial. J Surg Oncol 2019; 120: 1038-1043

Published: 29th April 2020

Authors: Saito G, Sadahiro S, Ogimi T, Miyakita H, Okada K, Tanaka A et al.


Some 345 patients were randomised and followed for a median of 61.9 months. Small-bowel obstruction occurred in 7.8 per cent of patients who had Seprafilm compared to 10.6 per cent in controls, P=0.46.

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