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Will tiny anastomosis leak after a colon resection heal after two or more weeks of invanz & tpn, along with colon resting?

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Dr. Christopher Cirino
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Complex : If it is tiny, it should most likely resolve as the omentum seals it. Usually with a leak, bowel rest with TPN, antibiotics for a short period (not established) 2-4 weeks and +\- percutaneous drainage can replace the need for further surgery if the leak is tiny. Usually this requires a follow up CT study with oral contrast and many factors. (ID prespective) - may need surgery later
Last updated Jan 16, 2018


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