Laparoscopic rectopexy for complete rectal prolapse

@article{Poen2004LaparoscopicRF,
  title={Laparoscopic rectopexy for complete rectal prolapse},
  author={Alexander C. Poen and M. de Brauw and Richelle J. F. Felt-Bersma and D. A. de Jong and Miguel A Cuesta},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={904-908}
}
Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of laparoscopic rectopexy and its effect on anorectal function investigations. Methods: Twelve patients with complete rectal prolapse without constipation underwent laparoscopic rectopexy. Pre- and postoperative evaluation included scoring of incontinence, anorectal manometry, and anal endosonography. Results: No recurrences of rectal prolapse were seen (median follow-up 19 months). Continence improved in eight of nine… CONTINUE READING

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