Int J Colorectal Dis (2017) 32:1357–1362 DOI 10.1007/s00384-017-2842-4 CLINICAL STUDY PROTOCOL Two-stage Turnbull-Cutait pull-through coloanal anastomosis versus coloanal anastomosis with protective loop ileostomy for low rectal cancer. Protocol for a randomized controlled trial (Turnbull-BCN) 1 1 1 2 Sebastiano Biondo & Loris Trenti & Ana Galvez & Eloy Espin-Basany & 3 3 1 Francesco Bianco & Giovanni Romano & Esther Kreisler & the Turnbull-BCN study group Accepted: 12 June 2017 /Published online: 30 June 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract surgical procedure of the last patient included in the trial. Purpose The aim of this study was to determine whether pa- Patients will be followed for a minimum period of 3 years. tients that underwent ultra-low rectal resection for cancer can Conclusions The two-stage Turnbull-Cutait coloanal anasto- benefit from the recently reintroduced two-stage Turnbull- mosis may constitute an effective surgical alternative in the Cutait abdominoperineal pull-through procedure. current approach to the treatment of low rectal cancer without Methods Patients with low rectal tumors undergoing radical the need of a temporary loop colostomy, preventing the wide sphincter-sparing resection are eligible for inclusion in a ran- range of complications related to stoma surgery. domized multicenter study. Whether two-stage Turnbull- Trial registration
International Journal of Colorectal Disease – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 30, 2017
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