Impotence after mesorectal and close rectal dissection for inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Lindsey2001ImpotenceAM,
  title={Impotence after mesorectal and close rectal dissection for inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Ian Lindsey and Bruce D. George and Michael G W Kettlewell and N. J. M. C. Mortensen},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={831-5}
}
PURPOSE Close rectal dissection is a surgical technique used by some surgeons in inflammatory bowel disease. It is performed within the mesorectum, close to the rectal muscle wall, with the aim of minimizing damage to the pelvic sexual nerves. Other surgeons dissect in the more anatomical mesorectal plane. Our aim was to determine whether close rectal dissection is more protective of the pelvic sexual nerves than mesorectal dissection. METHOD Patients undergoing surgery for inflammatory bowel… CONTINUE READING

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