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Should Preoperative Mechanical Bowel Preparation Be Performed?

  • Burhan Mayir
  • Okan Erdoğan

Turk J Colorectal Dis 2009;19(3):102-105

Mechanical bowel preparation before elective colorectal surgery is common surgical practice. Mechanical bowel preparation is considered to reduce the rate of postoperative infectious complications. In recent literature the value of this procedure is under discussion. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of mechanical bowel preparation before elective colorectal surgery.

Keywords: Mechanic Bowel Preparation, Colorectal Surgery, Anastomotic Leak, Wound İnfection