Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: Current Management and Future Directions.

@article{Ridolfi2016LowAR,
  title={Low Anterior Resection Syndrome: Current Management and Future Directions.},
  author={Timothy J. Ridolfi and Nicholas G Berger and Kirk A. Ludwig},
  journal={Clinics in colon and rectal surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          239-45
        }
}
Outcomes for rectal cancer surgery have improved significantly over the past 20 years with increasing rates of survival and recurrence, specifically local recurrence. These gains have been realized during a period of time in which there has been an increasing emphasis on sphincter preservation. As we have become increasingly aggressive in avoiding resection of the anus, we have begun accepting bowel dysfunction as a normal outcome. Low anterior resection syndrome, defined as a constellation of… CONTINUE READING
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