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International Journal of Colorectal Disease OnlineFirst articles

10.12.2019 | Original Article

Left lower transverse incision versus Pfannenstiel-Kerr incision for specimen extraction in laparoscopic sigmoidectomy: a match pair analysis

In laparoscopic colorectal surgery, large abdominal incisional are avoided. However, a mini-laparotomy for specimen extraction is required. Incisional hernias at the extraction site are still a frequent complication associated with serious …

04.12.2019 | Short Communication

Long-term outcomes of radiofrequency treatment for fecal incontinence: are the results maintainable?

Fecal incontinence (FI) is a physically and socially disabling condition that has a negative impact on quality of life [ 1 – 4 ]. Temperature-controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy delivery to the sphincter complex (through the SECCA® device) has …

03.12.2019 | Original Article

Significance of the 7th postoperative day neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common and aggressive malignancies; further, it is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide [ 1 ]. Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), a measure of the relative difference in baseline …

28.11.2019 | Original Article

Does umbilical contamination correlate with colorectal surgery patient outcomes?

As the population ages and surgeons are presented with more complex patients with multiple comorbidities, healthcare systems are challenged to provide high-quality, cost-effective care [ 1 – 3 ]. Therefore, preoperative risk stratification and …

25.11.2019 | Original Article

Systematic review of functional outcomes and quality of life after transanal endoscopic microsurgery and transanal minimally invasive surgery: a word of caution

Management of rectal lesions has radically evolved over the last decades. For locally advanced rectal cancer, the implementation of neoadjuvant chemo- and radiotherapy combined with total mesorectal excision raised the number of sphincter-saving …

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The International Journal of Colorectal Disease publishes novel and state-of-the-art papers dealing with the physiology and pathophysiology of diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract. In addition to original research articles of high scientific quality, the journal also publishes reviews and coverage of controversial issues in rapidly developing areas in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery. The journal offers an interdisciplinary forum for clinical science and molecular research related to gastrointestinal disease.

International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Volume 12/1997 - Volume 38/2023
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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