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Article: Functional outcome following low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision in the elderly

TitleFunctional outcome following low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision in the elderly
Authors
KeywordsBowel function
Geriatrics
Low anterior resection
Sphincter-preserving surgery
Total mesorectal excision
Issue Date2003
PublisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00384/index.htm
Citation
International Journal Of Colorectal Disease, 2003, v. 18 n. 3, p. 230-233 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground and aims: Disturbance of bowel function is not uncommon following low anterior resection, but the effect of low anterior resection on the elderly has seldom been documented. This study investigated the functional outcome in elderly patients following low anterior resection for carcinoma of the rectum. Patients and methods: The study included 87 patients with carcinoma of middle and lower rectum who underwent curative low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision and remained alive without recurrence for at least 6 months following the resection or closure of stoma. Anorectal manometry and questionnaire survey of the patients' bowel function were performed during follow-up (median 24.1 months) to investigate the functional outcome after surgery. Results: The median number of bowel motions was 2.5 per day in both elderly and young patients. Complete continence was achieved in 71.3% of patients, with both elderly and young patients performing similarly. The most common symptoms were clustering of bowel motions and urgency, which occurred in 30.3% and 34.9% of patients respectively, regardless of age. Manometric findings were also similar between the elderly and their younger counterparts. Conclusion: Bowel function and manometric findings following low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision in the elderly are not worse than in younger patients.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/83515
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.383
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.102
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dc.contributor.authorHo, Pen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLaw, WLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, SCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, CKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChu, KWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:41:57Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:41:57Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Colorectal Disease, 2003, v. 18 n. 3, p. 230-233en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0179-1958en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/83515-
dc.description.abstractBackground and aims: Disturbance of bowel function is not uncommon following low anterior resection, but the effect of low anterior resection on the elderly has seldom been documented. This study investigated the functional outcome in elderly patients following low anterior resection for carcinoma of the rectum. Patients and methods: The study included 87 patients with carcinoma of middle and lower rectum who underwent curative low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision and remained alive without recurrence for at least 6 months following the resection or closure of stoma. Anorectal manometry and questionnaire survey of the patients' bowel function were performed during follow-up (median 24.1 months) to investigate the functional outcome after surgery. Results: The median number of bowel motions was 2.5 per day in both elderly and young patients. Complete continence was achieved in 71.3% of patients, with both elderly and young patients performing similarly. The most common symptoms were clustering of bowel motions and urgency, which occurred in 30.3% and 34.9% of patients respectively, regardless of age. Manometric findings were also similar between the elderly and their younger counterparts. Conclusion: Bowel function and manometric findings following low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision in the elderly are not worse than in younger patients.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00384/index.htmen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Colorectal Diseaseen_HK
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.subjectBowel functionen_HK
dc.subjectGeriatricsen_HK
dc.subjectLow anterior resectionen_HK
dc.subjectSphincter-preserving surgeryen_HK
dc.subjectTotal mesorectal excisionen_HK
dc.subject.meshCarcinoma - surgery-
dc.subject.meshColectomy - methods-
dc.subject.meshDefecation - physiology-
dc.subject.meshRecovery of Function - physiology-
dc.subject.meshRectal Neoplasms - surgery-
dc.titleFunctional outcome following low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision in the elderlyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0179-1958&volume=18&issue=3&spage=230&epage=233&date=2003&atitle=Functional+outcome+following+low+anterior+resection+with+total+mesorectal+excision+in+the+elderlyen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLaw, WL: lawwl@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, SC: chanlsc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00384-002-0442-3-
dc.identifier.pmid12673488-
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dc.identifier.volume18en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage230en_HK
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