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MOZAFAR M, AFSHARFARD A, TOFIGH A. ASSESSMENT OF NOTARAS POSTERIOR MESH RECTOPEXYINTREATMENT OFRECTAL PROLAPSE: A TEN YEAR EXPERIENCE. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2005; 19 (1) :37-40
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1606-en.html

From the Dept. of Surgery, Shohada-e- Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, , mohamad_mozafar@yahoo.com
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Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate the long and short ten postoperative results after the Notaras procedure as a surgical treatment of rectal prolapse in adults. Methods: Thirty-one patients suffering from rectal prolapse who were operated with Notaras posterior mesh rectopexy in Shohada-e-Tajrish hospital between 1991- 2000 were followed up for results and complications and the results were compared with other surgical techniques for this disease. Results: The mortality rate was zero which was ideal in comparison with other studies short ten complications were seen in 20% of cases which had the same prevalence as other abdominal surgeries. Sexual impotence and retrograde ejaculation as long tern1 complications were seen in only one patient (3.22% ).The recurrence rate was zero which stands above nearly all other procedures, also we had recuperation of fecal incontinence in all of our cases and gas incontinence in 92 % of them. The constipation rate has not increased significantly postoperatively (p= 0.8) Conclusion: The Notaras procedure can be used in the management of rectal prolapse with low mortality and recurrence rate but although not contraindicated, may not be appropriate for young and sexually active male patients.
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Type of Study: Original Research: Clinical Science | Subject: Surgery

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