Early anastomotic stricture occurring after colectomy that r
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Anastomotic strictures occurring after colectomy are a most challenging postoperative complication for gastroenterological surgeons. Reports documenting anastomotic strictures developing in the early postoperative phase are scant, and no established treatment is available.A 78-year-old man who had undergone a laparoscopic left hemicolectomy for lower colon cancer presented on postoperative day 12 because of abdominal pain and no bowel movement. Endoluminal decompression was performed with a transanal decompression tube, and local steroid treatment was administered by concurrent intralesional steroid injection and intraluminal steroid instillation.The anastomotic stricture promptly improved. The patient recovered uneventfully, with no recurrence of anastomotic stricture...

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