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Int Surg. 2015 Jan;100(1):29-37. doi: 10.9738/INTSURG-D-13-00142.1.

Fecoflowmetric analysis of anorectal motor function in postoperative anal-preserving surgery patients with low rectal cancer comparison with the wexner score and anorectal manometry.

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1 Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to elucidate whether fecoflowmetry (FFM) could evaluate more detailed evacuative function than anorectal manometry by comparing between FFM or anorectal manometric findings and the clinical questionnaires and the types of surgical procedure in the patients who received anal-preserving surgery. Fifty-three patients who underwent anal-preserving surgery for low rectal cancer were enrolled. The relationships between FFM or the manometric findings and the clinical questionnaires and the types of procedure of anal-preserving surgery were evaluated. There were significant differences between FFM markers and the clinical questionnaire and the types of the surgical procedure, whereas no significant relationship was observed between the manometric findings and the clinical questionnaire and the types of the surgical procedure. FFM might be feasible and useful for the objective assessment of evacuative function and may be superior to manometry for patients undergoing anal-preserving surgery.

KEYWORDS:

Anal-preserving surgery; Anorectal manometry; Fecoflowmetry; Incontinence; Rectal cancer

PMID:
25594637
PMCID:
PMC4301291
DOI:
10.9738/INTSURG-D-13-00142.1
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