Purpose:To evaluate the effects of metoclopramide on the formation of adhesion and the healing of left colonic anastomoses in rats. Methods: Forty rats underwent sectioning of the left colon and end-to-end anastomosis and were divided into two groups of 20 animals for the administration of metoclopramide (experimental group -E) or saline solution (control group -C). Each group was divided into subgroups of 10 animals each to be killed on the third (E3 and C3) or seventh postoperative day (E7 and C7).…
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