Contributing Factors to Anterior Resection Syndrome and Its Impact on Quality of Life: A Retrospective Cohort Study

2019-10-09 09:21:34 | BioPortfolio


This study adds to the understanding of the contributing factors leading to LARS, the long term effects of this syndrome post-operatively and its impact on quality of life.

Study Design


Low Anterior Resection Syndrome


anterior resection


Mater Dei Hospital




University of Malta

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-09T09:21:34-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A malabsorption syndrome resulting from extensive operative resection of the SMALL INTESTINE, the absorptive region of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.

Rapid swelling, increased tension, pain, and ischemic necrosis of the muscles of the anterior tibial compartment of the leg, often following excessive PHYSICAL EXERTION.

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Ischemia or infarction of the spinal cord in the distribution of the anterior spinal artery, which supplies the ventral two-thirds of the spinal cord. This condition is usually associated with ATHEROSCLEROSIS of the aorta and may result from dissection of an AORTIC ANEURYSM or rarely dissection of the anterior spinal artery. Clinical features include weakness and loss of pain and temperature sensation below the level of injury, with relative sparing of position and vibratory sensation. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1249-50)

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