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One decade of rectal prolapse surgery: a national study

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Purpose: We aimed to investigate the development of common procedures used as treatment for rectal prolapse over a decade and to determine if the choice of primary operation affects the reoperation rate. Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of operative data from a National Data Registry, Landspatientregisteret (LPR), from the period of January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2014. All hospitalized surgical treatments are registered in LPR. Results: Sixteen hundred and twenty-five patients with rectal prolapse underwent 1834 operations. There were 94% women and mean age at surgery was 71.6 ± 18.1 years, with no difference over the 11 years. The types of operations performed differed (p < 0.0001), with an increase in overall number of operations and increasing use of laparoscopic procedures. There were 209 reoperations, of which 129 patients were primarily operated with a perineal procedure. The mean age at reoperation was 72.8 ± 17.3 years. The most frequently used reoperation was laparoscopic rectopexy. The overall reoperation rate was 16%: 10% for both open and laparoscopic rectopexy, and for perineal procedures 26% (p < 0.001). The overall 30-day mortality was 2.1% and there was no difference in mortality between the procedures (p = 0.23). Conclusions: The overall number of rectal prolapse operations was increasing. There was a clear trend towards extended use of laparoscopic rectopexy both as primary procedure and as reoperation. The highest reoperation rates were for the perineal procedures.

TidsskriftInternational Journal of Colorectal Disease
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)299-304
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - 2018

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