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J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2010 Apr;15(2):47-9. doi: 10.4103/0971-9261.70634.

Rectal prolapse in children: Laparoscopic suture rectopexy is a suitable alternative.

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Consultant, Surgery and Pediatric Surgery, Army Hospital (R and R), Delhi, India.

Abstract

AIM:

To study the clinical outcome of laparoscopic suture rectopexy (LSRP) in children with persistent rectal prolapse (PRP).

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Nineteen cases of PRP were managed with LSRP from February 2005 to August 2009.

RESULTS:

All were followed up for an average duration of 6 months. Only one child had recurrence and was managed with sclerotherapy.

CONCLUSIONS:

LSRP is safe, feasible in children and gives satisfactory results.

KEYWORDS:

Rectal prolapse; laparoscopy; rectopexy

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