Abstract:Anastomotic leakage (AL) is one of the most serious complications of colorectal resection, causing sepsis, reducing overall in-hospital survival and increasing the risk of local and distant recurrences. So, early diagnosis of AL is very important. To improve the early diagnosis of AL following colorectal resection, a number of studies have investigated potential biomarkers to predict AL. In this review, we summarized the biomarkers, which had been shown to be useful in early diagnosis of AL. The results showed… Show more
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