Surgical treatments for rectal prolapse: how does a perineal approach compare in the laparoscopic era?

@article{Young2014SurgicalTF,
  title={Surgical treatments for rectal prolapse: how does a perineal approach compare in the laparoscopic era?},
  author={Monica T. Young and Mehraneh Dorna Jafari and Michael J. Phelan and Michael J Stamos and Steven D. Mills and Alessio Pigazzi and Joseph C. Carmichael},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={607-613}
}
Patients with rectal prolapse often have significant comorbidities that lead surgeons to select a perineal resection for treatment despite a reported higher recurrence rate over abdominal approaches. There is a lack of data to support this practice in the laparoscopic era. The objective of this study was to evaluate if risk-adjusted morbidity of perineal surgery for rectal prolapse is actually lower than laparoscopic surgery. A retrospective review of the American College of Surgeons National… CONTINUE READING
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