The main objective of this National Registry is to identify the incidence and to analyse the
risk factors for anastomotic leakage in rectal cancer surgery From the operational point of
view, the aim of this Registry is to systematize the collection of information on the
different surgical services. This Registry claims to have National audit functions, allowing
thus the knowledge of the procedures performed at each center that could enable the
establishment of the best standard of care.
To determine the real incidence of anastomotic leakage according to the different locations
and techniques: uniform definition of anastomotic leakage.
To analyze the preoperative risk factors of anastomotic leakage: PATIENT FACTOR.
To analyse the variability in the practice of rectal anastomosis: SURGEON FACTOR.
To analyse the influence of different stapling devices in rectal anastomosis: INSTRUMENTAL
FACTOR To know the current treatment of anastomotic leakage and the associated morbidity and
To create and validate an anastomotic leakage predictive Score.