Rectal injury in radical perineal prostatectomy

Rectal injury in radical perineal prostatectomy

Author Arruda, Homero Oliveira de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cury, Jose Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ortiz, Valdemar Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Srougi, Miguel Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract To report our experience in treating patients with rectal injury with radical perineal prostatectomy. Methods: Medical charts of 176 patients submitted to radical perineal prostatectomy from 1996 to 2005 were reviewed to identity rectal problems. A review of rectal injury in prostatectomy is provided.Results: Of 176 patients who underwent radical perineal prostatectomy, 10 (5.7%) had rectal injury and 4 (2.3%) presented rectal fistula. Two (1.1%) patients were submitted to colostomy. We discuss how to avoid and treat the complications.Conclusions: There is a real risk of rectal injury during radical perineal prostatectomy, particularly during the learning period or if the approach is not often performed. Fistula might occur, but colostomy is actually unnecessary and rare. A better understanding of the perineal anatomy and knowledge about the technique is recommended before practicing radical perineal prostatectomy.
Keywords anal fistula
perineal prostatectomy
prostate cancer
rectal fistula
rectal injury
Language English
Date 2007-11-01
Published in Tumori. Rome: Pensiero Scientifico Editor, v. 93, n. 6, p. 532-535, 2007.
ISSN 0300-8916 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Pensiero Scientifico Editor
Extent 532-535
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000253730500002

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