Selection criteria for surgery in patients with obstructed defecation, rectocele and anorectal prolapse.

@article{Finco2007SelectionCF,
  title={Selection criteria for surgery in patients with obstructed defecation, rectocele and anorectal prolapse.},
  author={Cristiano Finco and Barbara Luongo and Silvia Savastano and Francesca Polato and Giacomo Sarzo and Valentina Caruso and Franca De Lazzari and Stefano Merigliano},
  journal={Chirurgia italiana},
  year={2007},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={513-20}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of applying strict selection criteria to patients with symptoms of obstructed defecation, rectocele and rectal prolapse who were candidates for surgery. From June 2001 to September 2003, 20 patients underwent surgery in our clinic for symptomatic rectocele and anorectal prolapse. They were evaluated prospectively using a dedicated questionnaire (KESS), a proctological and gynaecological examination, colpo-cysto-defecography and anorectal… CONTINUE READING