1.1. Aim: This study aims to investigate the effect of a de-functioning stoma for low anterior resection and quality of life through a systematic meta-analysis.
1.2. Method: Literatures comparing the effect and quality of life between stoma and non-stoma from January 2000 to May 2019 were searched through the Cochrane Library, EMBASE and PubMed databases. The data of postoperative complications and quality of life were analyzed by RevMan5.3 software.