Low risk of pelvic sepsis after intersphincteric proctectomy in patients with low rectal cancer.

@article{Eriksen2014LowRO,
  title={Low risk of pelvic sepsis after intersphincteric proctectomy in patients with low rectal cancer.},
  author={Marianne H Eriksen and Pierre Jean-Claude Maina and Kenneth H\ojsgaard Jensen},
  journal={Danish medical journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={61 12},
  pages={A4972}
}
INTRODUCTION Pelvic sepsis after Hartmann's procedure for low rectal cancer is a frequent complication. It has been reported at a frequency of 12.2-17.2% and has even reached 33% when the transection level of the rectum is ≤ 2 cm from the anal verge. The aim of this study was to examine whether intersphincteric proctectomy reduces the frequency of pelvic sepsis in patients operated with an extended Hartmann's procedure for rectal cancer. METHODS Patients undergoing elective extended Hartmann… CONTINUE READING