Journal article

International Consensus Definition of Low Anterior Resection Syndrome.

Celia Keane, Nicola S Fearnhead, Liliana G Bordeianou, Peter Christensen, Eloy Espin Basany, Søren Laurberg, Anders Mellgren, Craig Messick, Guy R Orangio, Azmina Verjee, Kirsty Wing, Ian Bissett, undefined LARS International Collaborative Group

Dis Colon Rectum | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Low anterior resection syndrome is pragmatically defined as disordered bowel function after rectal resection leading to a detriment in quality of life. This broad characterization does not allow for precise estimates of prevalence. The low anterior resection syndrome score was designed as a simple tool for clinical evaluation of low anterior resection syndrome. Although the low anterior resection syndrome score has good clinical utility, it may not capture all important aspects that patients may experience. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this collaboration was to develop an international consensus definition of low anterior resection syndrome that encompasses all aspects of the condition ..

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