AN ABDOMINAL REPAIR FOR COMPLETE RECTAL PROLAPSE

A. M. Cuthbertson, J. A. Smith

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-503
Number of pages5
JournalANZ Journal of Surgery
Volume58
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • abdominal repair
  • complete rectal prolapse
  • sling rectopexy

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