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Surgical Techniques for Rectal Prolapse

Department of Surgery, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara 06570, Turkey
Department of Proctology, Ankara Memorial Hospital, Ankara 06520, Turkey
Department of Surgery, Ankara Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Ankara 06200, Turkey
Department of Surgery, Ankara Yenimahalle Training and Research Hospital, Ankara 06170, Turkey
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Academic Editors: Gaetano Gallo, Ugo Grossi, Atsushi Sakuraba and Gaetano Luglio
Gastroenterol. Insights 2021, 12(3), 310-318;
Received: 8 May 2021 / Revised: 2 June 2021 / Accepted: 16 June 2021 / Published: 1 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Complete Rectal Prolapse: Etiopathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment)
Complete rectal prolapse or rectal procidentia is a debilitating disease that presents with fecal incontinence, constipation, and rectal discharge. Definitive surgical techniques described for this disease include perineal procedures such as mucosectomy and rectosigmoidectomy, and abdominal procedures such as rectopexy with or without mesh and concomitant resection. The debate over these techniques regarding the lowest recurrence and morbidity rates, and the best functional outcomes for constipation or incontinence, has been going on for decades. The heterogeneity of available studies does not allow us to draw firm conclusions. This article aims to review the surgical techniques for complete rectal prolapse based on the current evidence base regarding surgical and functional outcomes. View Full-Text
Keywords: rectal prolapse; perineal approach; abdominal approach; laparoscopic approach rectal prolapse; perineal approach; abdominal approach; laparoscopic approach
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Leventoglu, S.; Mentes, B.; Balci, B.; Yildiz, A. Surgical Techniques for Rectal Prolapse. Gastroenterol. Insights 2021, 12, 310-318.

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Leventoglu S, Mentes B, Balci B, Yildiz A. Surgical Techniques for Rectal Prolapse. Gastroenterology Insights. 2021; 12(3):310-318.

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Leventoglu, Sezai, Bulent Mentes, Bengi Balci, and Alp Yildiz. 2021. "Surgical Techniques for Rectal Prolapse" Gastroenterology Insights 12, no. 3: 310-318.

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