[Video laparoscopic surgery and rectal prolapse. Our experience in rectopexy].

Istituto di Chirurgia Generale ed Oncologia Chirurgica, Ospedale Policlinico IRCCS, Università degli Studi, Milano.
Minerva chirurgica (Impact Factor: 0.68). 01/1998; 52(12):1417-23.
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Laparoscopy is gaining an important role in the treatment of benign colorectal disorders. The aim of this study is the evaluation of clinical and functional results in 4 patients submitted to a laparoscopy rectopexy according to Wells.
Four females (22-76, mean 53.7 years) affected from a total rectal prolapse with fecal incontinence underwent this procedure from 1993 through 1995. Six months after surgery, at the end of a rehabilitation program consisting of kinesitherapy, bio-feedback and electrostimulations, all patients have been re-evaluated by means of a clinical exam, anorectal manometry, defecography.
Preliminary results seem satisfactory and may allow to prefer this approach instead of the traditional open one.

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