Techniques in Coloproctology

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List of Papers (Total 235)

Colorectal anastomotic leak: delay in reintervention after false-negative computed tomography scan is a reason for concern

Background Early detection of anastomotic leakage (AL) after colorectal surgery followed by timely reintervention is of crucial importance. The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of computed tomography (CT) imaging for AL and the effects of delay in reintervention after a false-negative CT. Methods All files from patients who had colorectal surgery with primary ...

There is no difference in outcome between laparoscopic and open surgery for rectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis on short- and long-term oncologic outcomes

Background Until recently there has been little data available about long-term outcomes of laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery. But new randomized controlled trials regarding laparoscopic colorectal surgery have been published. The aim of this study was to compare the short- and long-term oncologic outcomes of laparoscopy and open surgery for rectal cancer through a systematic ...

Transitional health care for patients with Hirschsprung disease and anorectal malformations

Background Hirschsprung disease (HD) and anorectal malformations (ARM) are congenital disorders with potentially lifelong consequences. Although follow-up is performed in most pediatric patients, transfer to adult health care is often problematic. This study assesses transitional care with the help of questionnaires in consultation with adult patients. Methods This study was ...

Prognostic factors affecting outcomes in fistulating perianal Crohn’s disease: a systematic review

Background One in three patients with Crohn’s disease will develop a perianal fistulae, and one third of these will achieve long-term healing or closure. A barrier to conducting well-designed clinical trials for these patients is a lack of understanding of prognostic factors. This systematic review sets out to identify factors associated with prognosis of perianal Crohn’s fistulae. ...

Assessing internet-based information used to aid patient decision-making about surgery for perianal Crohn’s fistula

Background Decision-making in perianal Crohn’s fistula (pCD) is preference sensitive. Patients use the internet to access healthcare information. The aim of this study was to assess the online information and patient decision aids relating to surgery for pCD. Methods A search of Google™ and the Decision Aids Library Inventory (DALI) was performed using a predefined search strategy. ...

Fluorescence to highlight the urethra: a human cadaveric study

Background Urethral injury is a complication feared by surgeons performing transanal TME (TaTME) or abdominoperineal excision (APE) procedures. Injury during TaTME occurs when the prostate is inadvertently mobilised or as a direct injury similar to the direct injury during the perineal dissection of APE procedures. We performed a proof of principle study to assess the feasibility ...

The importance of rectal washout for the oncological outcome after Hartmann’s procedure for rectal cancer: analysis of population-based data from the Swedish Colorectal Cancer Registry

Background During rectal cancer surgery the bowel may contain viable, exfoliated cancer cells, a potential source for local recurrence (LR). The amount and viability of these cells can be reduced using intraoperative rectal washout, a procedure that reduces the LR risk after anterior resection. The aim of this study was to analyse the impact of washout on oncological outcome when ...

Long-term outcome of sacral neuromodulation for chronic refractory constipation

Purpose Sacral neuromodulation has been reported as a treatment for severe idiopathic constipation. This study aimed to evaluate the long-term effects of sacral neuromodulation by following patients who participated in a prospective, open-label, multicentre study up to 5 years. Methods Patients were followed up at 1, 3, 6, 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60 months. Symptoms and quality of life ...

Five years of experience with the FiLaC™ laser for fistula-in-ano management: long-term follow-up from a single institution

Background There are limited data available concerning endofistular therapies for fistula-in-ano, with our group reporting the first preliminary outcomes of the use of the radial fibre Fistula laser Closing (FiLaC ™) device. Methods The aim of this study was to assess a cohort of anal fistulae managed with laser ablation plus definitive flap closure of the internal fistula opening ...

Systematic review: the impact of exercise on mesenteric blood flow and its implication for preoperative rehabilitation

Background Exercise in the preoperative period, or prehabilitation, continues to evolve as an important tool in optimising patients awaiting major intra-abdominal surgery. It has been shown to reduce rates of post-operative morbidity and length of hospital stay. The mechanism by which this is achieved remains poorly understood. Adaptations in mesenteric flow in response to exercise ...