Bladder function after abdominoperineal resection of the rectum for anorectal cancer. Urodynamic investigation before and after operative in a consecutive series.

@article{Gerstenberg1980BladderFA,
  title={Bladder function after abdominoperineal resection of the rectum for anorectal cancer. Urodynamic investigation before and after operative in a consecutive series.},
  author={Thomas Gerstenberg and Mogens Lykkegaard Nielsen and S\onnik Clausen and Jan Blaabjerg and Julie Lindenberg},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1980},
  volume={191 1},
  pages={81-6}
}
In a consecutive series of 26 patients (10 men and 16 women) undergoing abdominoperineal resection of the rectum, cystometry and pressure-flow-EMG measurements were made preoperatively and three and 6-12 months after operation. Two patients developed neurogenic bladder paresis (7.7%, 95% c.l. 1-25%). Men with even slight complaints of bladder outlet obstruction preoperatively ran a risk of postoperative aggravation demanding surgery. In women no significant changes in micturition patterns were… CONTINUE READING