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The C-seal trial: colorectal anastomosis protected by a biodegradable drain fixed to the anastomosis by a circular stapler, a multi-center randomized controlled trial

  • Ilsalien S Bakker1Email author,
  • Annelien N Morks2,
  • Henk O ten Cate Hoedemaker1,
  • Johannes G M Burgerhof3,
  • Henri G Leuvenink1,
  • Rutger J Ploeg4 and
  • Klaas Havenga1
BMC Surgery201212:23

Received: 9 October 2012

Accepted: 12 November 2012

Published: 15 November 2012

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Original Submission
9 Oct 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
11 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Ilsalien Bakker
Resubmission - Version 2
11 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Hubert Scheidbach
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
12 Nov 2012 Editorially accepted
15 Nov 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2482-12-23

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen
Department of Surgery, Medical Center Leeuwarden
Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen
Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford