Long-term outcome of robotic-assisted laparoscopic rectopexy for full-thickness rectal prolapse in elderly patients.

@article{Germain2014LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term outcome of robotic-assisted laparoscopic rectopexy for full-thickness rectal prolapse in elderly patients.},
  author={Adeline Germain and Cyril Perrenot and M Scherrer and Carole Ayav and Laurent Brunaud and Ahmet Ayav and Laurent Bresler},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={198-202}
}
AIM Full-thickness rectal prolapse is common in the elderly, but there are no particular practice guidelines for its surgical management. We evaluated retrospectively the perioperative and long-term clinical results and function in elderly and younger patients with complete rectal prolapse after robotic-assisted laparoscopic rectopexy (RALR). METHOD Seventy-seven patients who underwent RALR between 2002 and 2010 were divided into Group A (age < 75 years, n = 59) and Group B (age > 75 years, n… CONTINUE READING

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