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Laparoscopic Rectopexy for Rectal Prolapse: Will it be the Gold Standard?

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A review of the current literature is presented regarding the surgical management of full thickness rectal prolapse, comparing laparoscopic rectopexy with open abdominal operations and perineal procedures. Outcome measures include length of stay, short- and long-term outcomes and financial burdens. Current evidence suggests that laparoscopic rectopexy as treatment for full thickness rectal prolapse is a safe alternative to the other options.

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Shastri-Hurst, N., McArthur, D.R. Laparoscopic Rectopexy for Rectal Prolapse: Will it be the Gold Standard?. Indian J Surg 76, 461–466 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-014-1088-4

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Keywords

  • Laparoscopic rectopexy
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Laparotomy