Episode 616

Journal Review in Colorectal Surgery: Anastomotic Healing, Leak and Gut Microbiome

EP. 616 •

May 1

• 18 MIN

Journal Review in Colorectal Surgery: Anastomotic Healing, Leak and Gut Microbiome

OVERVIEW

Upon encountering a patient who develops an anastomotic leak after a straight-forward low anterior resection, you are taken aback, as the patient is healthy and has no apparent risk factors. This prompts you to consider whether the microbiota may have played a role in causing the leak.

Join Dr. Carole Richard, Dr. François Dagbert, Dr. Maher Al Khaldi, and Dr. Roy Hajjar in their conversation about the impact of gut microbiota on anastomotic healing and leak. 

Learning objectives 
– To list the known risk factors for anastomotic leak.
– To understand how preoperative gut microbiota influence anastomotic healing and could lead to leak. 

Reference
Hajjar R, Gonzalez E, Fragoso G, et al. Gut microbiota influence anastomotic healing in colorectal cancer surgery through modulation of mucosal proinflammatory cytokines. Gut. Published Online First: 30 December 2022. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2022-328389

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