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Stapled anopexy in the treatment of rectal prolapse (Abstract)

Christina Tinghus, Niels Qvist
Surgical Department A, Odense University Hospital

Odense, Denmark



Aim: To evaluate the stapled anopexy in the surgical treatment of rectal prolapse in children.
Material and methods: Prospective analyses of 24 patients with a follow-up varying from 2 years to 9 years and 10 months.
Results: The success rate after primary stapling was 50 % and after secondary stapling procedure the value was 83,3%. There were no early postoperative complications. Late complications were seen in one patient with a relative stenosis of the anastomotic line treated with a single dilatation procedure.
Conclusions: The method seems to be a promising and safe alternative in the surgical treatment of persistent rectal prolapse in children. Future studies should focus upon the long term functional results.

key words: rectal prolapse, stapled anopexy, postoperative complications


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