[Rectal prolapse. Abdominal or local approach].

  title={[Rectal prolapse. Abdominal or local approach].},
  author={K E Matzel and S. Heuer and Wei-Sheng Zhang},
  journal={Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift fur alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen},
  volume={79 5},
Surgical treatment of rectal prolapse aims to correct morphology and restore function. Many techniques are available, but none can be considered a gold standard. Abdominal approaches differ with regard to abdominal access, extent of rectal mobilisation, technique of rectal pexy, and concomitant sigmoid resection. Local (perineal/transanal) procedures plicate or resect the rectum. The choice of operative approach is based on the patient's condition and expected outcome of the procedure, e.g… CONTINUE READING

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