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Comparison of stapler and handsewn anastomosis techniques in creating an ileal conduit following radical cystectomy

  • Guner Cakmak1
  • Fikret Halis2
  • Emre Gonullu1
  • Haci Ibrahim Cimen2
  • Anil Erdik2
  • Kayhan Ozdemir1

1Department of General Surgery, Sakarya Training and Research Hospital, 54100 Sakarya, Turkey

2Department of Urology, Sakarya Training and Research Hospital, 54290 Sakarya, Turkey

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.107 Vol.17,Issue 4,September 2021 pp.243-248

Submitted: 17 June 2021 Accepted: 17 August 2021

Published: 30 September 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Guner Cakmak E-mail: mdgunercakmak@gmail.com

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Abstract

Background and objective: Ileal conduit for urinary diversion can be completed using either end-to-end handsewn or stapled anastomosis. This study aimed to compare stepled and handsewn anastomosis methods in terms of complications, hospitalization and cost.

Materials and methods: Forty-three patients were included in the hand-sewn and 44 patients in the stapler group. After creating an ileal conduit, continuity of the loop was achieved either with handsewn or stapler method. Patients' demographic data, time to onset of bowel movement, time to transit to oral intake, time to removal of the drain, perioperative and postoperative complications, mortality and total costs were retrospectively recorded and compared between the two groups.

Results: There was no statistically significant difference between the groups in terms of the mean to the onset of bowel movements (p = 0.51) and the mean time to transit to oral intake (p = 0.23). The mean time to removal of the drain was significantly lower in the stapler group (p = 0.023). Perioperative complications were seen in eight patients in the handsewn group, while none of the patients in the stapler group developed perioperative complication (p = 0.003). Postoperative complications were similar between both groups (p = 0.75). The duration of hospitalization was statistically significantly lower in the stapler group (p = 0.004) and the mean total cost was statistically significantly more advantageous (p < 0.001).

Conclusion: No significant difference was found between stapler and handsewn anastomosis techniques in terms of postoperative complications. On the other hand, hospitalization and total cost were in favour of stapler technique, showing that this technique can be used safely.

Keywords

Bladder cancer; Ileal loop; Ileal conduit; Handsewn; Stapler

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Guner Cakmak,Fikret Halis,Emre Gonullu,Haci Ibrahim Cimen,Anil Erdik,Kayhan Ozdemir. Comparison of stapler and handsewn anastomosis techniques in creating an ileal conduit following radical cystectomy. Journal of Men's Health. 2021. 17(4);243-248.

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