Proficiency gain curve and predictors of outcome for laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy.

@article{Mackenzie2014ProficiencyGC,
  title={Proficiency gain curve and predictors of outcome for laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy.},
  author={Hugh A M Mackenzie and Anthony R. Dixon},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={156 1},
  pages={158-67}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy (LVMR) is a well-recognized treatment for rectal prolapse and high-grade rectal intussusception. However, it is technically complex with the possibility of clinically relevant morbidity. The objectives were to define (i) the efficacy and safety of LVMR, (ii) risk factors for poor clinical outcome, and (iii) the autodidactic proficiency gain curve. METHODS All primary LVMR cases performed by the senior author between January 1997 and February 2013… CONTINUE READING

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