Surgery for complete rectal prolapse in adults

N. Nasrallah, M. Rabau, M. Michowitz, S. Lelcuk

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Surgery for complete rectal prolapse was performed in 17 women and 3 men between November 1986 and April 1991. An abdominal approach with posterior rectopexy was used in 17. The Thiersch procedure of anal narrowing was performed in 3 high risk patients. All recovered without major complications. Urinary tract infection developed in 15% and postoperative fecal impaction in 10%. Anal continence improved in 70% of those previously incontinent. There was no recurrence of complete rectal prolapse during follow-up. All patients rated the operative results as either good or very good.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)771-773, 819
Issue number12
StatePublished - 15 Jun 1992
Externally publishedYes


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