A modified sling rectopexy to the sacrum was performed in a series of 104 patients with complete rectal prolapse during 1975–86. A sling of mersilene mesh was sutured to the front of the sacrum and to the sides of the rectum without enclosing its anterior surface. A postoperative mortality of 2% and morbidity of 23% were found. Control of the prolapse was achieved in over 90% of cases and the continence rate rose from a pre‐operative level of 37% to 86% postoperatively. This form of abdominal repair is an effective method of correcting complete rectal prolapse in the majority of cases.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||ANZ Journal of Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1988|
- abdominal repair
- complete rectal prolapse
- sling rectopexy