The effects of hyperbaric oxygen on normal and ischemic colon anastomoses


Hamzaoglu I. , Karahasanoglu T., Aydin S., Sahin D., Carkman S., Sariyar M., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.176, no.5, pp.458-461, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 176 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0002-9610(98)00234-7
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.458-461

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Leakage from colonic anastomoses is a major complication causing increased mortality and morbidity, and ischemia is a well-known cause of this event. Inadequate tissue oxygenation could be reversed by using hyperbaric oxygen. This study was designed to investigate the effects of hyperbaric oxygen on the healing of ischemic and normal colon anastomoses in the rat model.