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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 58
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.994-997

Abstract

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.