Effect of leptin on healing of colonic anastomoses in rats

Tasdelen A., Algin C., Ates E., Kiper H., Inal M., Sahin F.

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.51, no.58, pp.994-997, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 58
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.994-997
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


Background/Aims: Anastomotic leaks are continuing to be the source of major morbidity in colorectal surgery. Previous studies have shown that leptin acts as a growth factor for several cell types. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of leptin on healing of colonic anastomoses in rats.