Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS): cause and effect and reconstructive considerations

@article{Ziv2012LowAR,
  title={Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS): cause and effect and reconstructive considerations},
  author={Yehiel Ziv and Andrew Paul Zbar and Yochay Bar-Shavit and Igor Igov},
  journal={Techniques in Coloproctology},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={151-162}
}
Between 25 and 80 % of patients undergoing a low or very low anterior resection will suffer postoperatively, from a constellation of symptoms including fecal urgency, frequent bowel movements, bowel fragmentation and incontinence, collectively referred to as the low anterior resection syndrome (LARS). The etiology of LARS is multifactorial with the potential of sphincter injury during anastomosis construction, alterations in anorectal physiology, the development of a pudendal neuropathy, and a… CONTINUE READING
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