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Prospective study of reconstructing pelvic floor with GORE-TEX Dual Mesh in abdominoperineal resection.
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PMID:  19781299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Mesh reconstruction has been proved to be an effective method in incisional hernia repairment. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of reconstructing the pelvic floor with the high-inlay expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) GORE-TEX Dual Mesh (WLGore And Associates, Flagstuff, USA) in abdominoperineal resection. METHODS: Sixty patients who underwent abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancer were assigned to 2 groups. The pelvic peritoneum was closed by routine sutures in group 1 and reconstructed with ePTFE in group 2. Postoperative complications and related items were evaluated and the patients were followed up. RESULTS: Time of confining to bed, bowel function recovery, fasting, and detaining drainage were significantly different between two groups (P < 0.05). In group 1, three patients developed bowel obstruction (10%), while no bowel obstruction was observed in group 2. CONCLUSION: Reconstruction of the pelvic floor using ePTFE results in quicker postoperative recovery and could decrease the risk of postoperative intestinal obstruction.
Ji Cui; Jin-ping Ma; Jun Xiang; Yan-xin Luo; Shi-rong Cai; Yi-hua Huang; Jian-ping Wang; Yu-long He
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese medical journal     Volume:  122     ISSN:  0366-6999     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-28     Completed Date:  2010-02-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513795     Medline TA:  Chin Med J (Engl)     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2138-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Colonic and Rectal Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510080, China.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Pelvic Floor / surgery*
Polytetrafluoroethylene / chemistry*
Postoperative Complications
Prospective Studies
Surgical Mesh*
Treatment Outcome
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