Functional outcome and quality of life after stapled transanal rectal resection for obstructed defecation syndrome.

@article{Wolff2010FunctionalOA,
  title={Functional outcome and quality of life after stapled transanal rectal resection for obstructed defecation syndrome.},
  author={Katja Wolff and Lukas Marti and Ulrich Beutner and Thomas Steffen and Jochen Lange and Franc Heinrich Hetzer},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2010},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={881-8}
}
PURPOSE Clinical studies have demonstrated that stapled transanal rectal resection with Contour Transtar (Transtar procedure) is a safe and effective treatment for patients with obstructive defecation syndrome. The aim of this study was to determine functional outcome and quality of life after the procedure. METHODS Female patients with obstructive defecation syndrome were enrolled prospectively for the Transtar procedure. Intussusception and anterior rectocele were confirmed by clinical… CONTINUE READING

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