Anorectal function after abdominal rectopexy: parameters of predictive value in identifying return of continence.

@article{Yoshioka1989AnorectalFA,
  title={Anorectal function after abdominal rectopexy: parameters of predictive value in identifying return of continence.},
  author={Kazuhiko Yoshioka and Gordan Hyland and Michael R. B. Keighley},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={64-8}
}
Posterior abdominal rectopexy was performed in 12 patients with a full-thickness rectal prolapse: 9 had faecal incontinence. The prolapse was successfully controlled in all cases and six of nine patients were rendered continent. Physiological studies in patients were compared with age- and sex-matched controls. Preoperative anal pressures were significantly lower than in controls at rest (R), during maximum pelvic floor contraction (Sq) and attempted defaecation (St) (R, P less than 0.005; Sq… CONTINUE READING

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