Effect of nifedipine on the healing of left colonic anastomoses in rats

Ugurlu L., Turan M., Canbay E., Elagoz S., Sen M.

SURGERY TODAY, vol.33, no.12, pp.902-908, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-003-2633-0
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.902-908


Purpose Ca2+ channel blockers inhibit collagenase production and have a vasodilatatory effect. They also restrict the formation of ischemia-reperfusion induced free oxygen radicals. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of nifedipine on the healing of colonic anastomoses in a rat model.