Colorectal Resection in Emergency General Surgery


About this study

The purpose of this study is to define the early postoperative morbidity and mortality of EGS patients undergoing colon resection in the urgent/emergent setting, with a specific focus on the comparison of patients undergoing colonic anastomosis versus diversion.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. All patients undergoing urgent/emergent colon resection (less than 24 hours after decision to operate) by an acute care surgeon will be enrolled.


Exclusion Criteria: 

  1. Elective operations performed by acute care surgeons within 24-hours of the decision to operate (e.g., scheduled resection of nonobstructed, non-perforated malignancy)
  2. Prisoners
  3. Pregnancy
  4. Wards of the state
  5. Patients less than 18-years of age
  6. Traumatic mechanisms of injury
  7. Death within 24-hours of index operation.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Martin Zielinski, M.D.

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Contact information:

Michael Ferrara


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