Journal article

Long-term clinical outcome of surgery for solitary rectal ulcer syndrome.

PJ Sitzler, MA Kamm, RJ Nicholls, RF McKee

Br J Surg | Published : 1998


BACKGROUND: When severe symptoms of solitary rectal ulcer syndrome persist despite medical management, surgery may be necessary. METHODS: A retrospective review was carried out of 81 patients undergoing surgery for solitary rectal ulcer syndrome in the 10-year period from 1984 to 1993 to determine the long-term outcome at a minimum follow-up of 12 months. Of the 81 patients, 15 were excluded from further analysis (11 were followed up for less than 12 months, two died and two were lost to follow-up). Sixty-six patients were studied (median age 38 (range 15-77) years; 53 female). Of these, 49 underwent rectopexy, nine Delorme's operation, two anterior resection and four creation of a stoma as ..

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