Author(s): Bloemendaal AL, Mishra A, Nicholson GA, Jones OM, Lindsey I, , Bloemendaal AL, Mishra A, Nicholson GA, Jones OM, Lindsey I,
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Abstract AIM: External rectal prolapse may require emergency admission in the elderly and comorbid population. We report the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic ventral rectopexy in patients having an emergency admission with external rectal prolapse. METHOD: A retrospective analysis was performed of a prospective database of all rectopexies performed from 2006. Outcome and follow-up data were assessed. RESULTS: Of 812 rectopexies performed, 28 were included for analysis. The mean length of hospital stay was 13.0 days. All operations were completed successfully and without intra-operative complications. Four patients developed a postoperative complication. Two patients developed a recurrence of prolapse. CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic correction of rectal prolapse following emergency admission is both feasible and safe. It can be considered for both recurring cases and cases with multiple comorbidities. Colorectal Disease © 2015 The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.
This article was published in Colorectal Dis
and referenced in Journal of Surgery