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A comparison of open vs. laparoscopic abdominal rectopexy for full-thickness rectal prolapse: a meta-analysis.

Authors
  • Purkayastha, Sanjay
  • Tekkis, Paris
  • Athanasiou, Thanos
  • Aziz, Omer
  • Paraskevas, Paraskeva
  • Ziprin, Paul
  • Darzi, Ara
Type
Published Article
Journal
Diseases of the colon and rectum
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2005
Volume
48
Issue
10
Pages
1930–1940
Identifiers
PMID: 15981060
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Laparoscopic abdominal rectopexy is a safe and feasible procedure, which may compare equally with the open technique with regards to recurrence and morbidity and favorably with length of stay. However large-scale randomized trials, with comparative, sound methodology are still needed to ascertain detailed outcome measures accurately.

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