Transanal Reinforcement of Low Rectal Anastomosis in Rectal Cancer Surgery (LessStoReS)

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • participants needed
    140
  • sponsor
    Donato F Altomare
Updated on 7 February 2023
cancer surgery
chemoradiotherapy
rectal anastomosis
adenocarcinoma
anastomotic leak
permanent colostomy

Summary

Anastomotic leak after low rectal cancer surgery occurs between 3 and 24% of the cases and is a severe complication leading to sepsis, permanent colostomy, higher risk of local cancer recurrence and eventually death. In order to prevent this complication a protecting diverting stoma is usually fashioned with consequent morbidity due to the stoma and its closure and severe impact on patients' quality of life. This prospective, multi-center, parallel-arm, randomized controlled equivalence trial is aimed to demonstrate whether a transanal reinforcement of the suture line can prevent anastomotic leakage after low rectal cancer surgery thus avoiding the need for a covering ileostomy

Details
Condition Rectal Cancer
Treatment transanal anastomotic reinforcement, protective ileostomy group, a circular anal dilator (CAD)
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT02279771
SponsorDonato F Altomare
Last Modified on7 February 2023

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