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Patients who had either laparoscopic surgery or open surgery for localized rectal cancer had similar overall survival and disease-free survival rates.
By age 80 years, one in eight women will undergo surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a condition where the pelvic organs descend into or through the vaginal canal.1 In the United States, about......
A meta-analysis on the use of FDG PET for restaging locally advanced rectal cancer is reviewed. Medscape Radiology
Randomized trial data support the use of laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer; however, such evidence was lacking for rectal cancer. Now, the COLOR II randomized trial gives minimally invasive resect...
Mercury II: Low rectal cancerBetter imaging of rectal cancers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to locate and map the tumour site more accurately have led to improved outcomes for...
The first gene in which mutations cause the common form of mitral valve prolapse, a heart valve disorder that affects almost 2.5 percent of the population, has been identified by an international team...
Patients with resectable low rectal cancer could safely undergo chemoradiotherapy and then watchful waiting as an alternative to surgery. Medscape Medical News
If you get a warm, fuzzy feeling after watching cute cat videos online, the effect may be more profound than you think. The Internet phenomenon of watching cat videos, from […]
Surgical management of rectal prolapse remains a challenge with the bredth of choices available and varies on the international, national, regional and locoregional level depending on expertise, comfo...
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 adm...
The management of obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS) is mainly conservative and mainly consists of fiber diet, bulking laxatives, rectal irrigation or hydrocolontherapy, biofeedback, transanal elect...
This case demonstrates the successful treatment of a young female patient with colitis cystica profunda causing rectal prolapse, after primary treatment with a Delorme procedure had failed. An ultra-l...
Laparoscopic resection rectopexy is one of the surgical options for the treatment of external rectal prolapse. A standardised and reproducible procedure for this operation is a decisive advantage for ...