HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.51, no.58, pp.994-997, 2004 (SCI-Expanded)
Article / Article
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated:
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.