Surgery for rectal prolapse

Ho, Yik-Hong, and Seow-Choen, Francis (2004) Surgery for rectal prolapse. In: Arregui, Maurice E., Eubanks, Steve, Olsen, Douglas O., Peters, Jeffrey H., Soper, Nathaniel J., Swanstrom, Lee L., and Wexner, Steven D., (eds.) Laparoscopic Surgery of the Abdomen. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 425-428.

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Abstract

There are many methods of performing surgery for rectal prolapse, including abdominal nonlaparoscopic, abdominal laparoscopic, and perineal approaches. The laparoscopic approaches appeared to offer significant benefits in terms of cosmesis, return of bowel function, decrease in morbidity, length of hospital stay, and length of time to return of bowel function. Only with longer follow-up will function results and recurrence rates become known.

Item ID: 7401
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: rectal prolapse
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ISBN: 978-0-387-98468-1
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2010 04:52
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110323 Surgery @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920105 Digestive System Disorders @ 100%
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