The effect of posterior rectopexy on fecal continence. A prospective study.

  title={The effect of posterior rectopexy on fecal continence. A prospective study.},
  author={Johannes B V M Delemarre and H. G. Gooszen and R. H. Kruyt and R Soebhag and A M Geesteranus},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={34 4},
Twenty-three patients with rectal prolapse or intussusception were studied to specifically focus on the effect of posterior rectopexy on fecal continence, anal pressure, and rectal capacity. Before operation, five patients were fully continent (A), 10 were continent for solid stools (B) and eight patients were fully incontinent (C). Group A remained fully continent; continence was regained nine times in group B and in group C, three patients regained full continence, two became continent for… CONTINUE READING


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