Abstract:PURPOSE: To investigate if diabetes mellitus may alter breaking strength (BS) and collagen content in ileum and colon anastomoses in rats. METHODS: Three-hundred Wistar rats were randomly assigned to 5 experimental groups, 60 per group: normal controls surgically manipulated (G1); normal controls submitted to ileum (G2) and colon (G3) anastomotic construction; diabetic rats submitted to ileum (G4) and colon (G5) anastomotic construction. Each group was further divided into 6 subgroups with 10 rats each for sac… Show more
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