rectosigmoidectomy


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rectosigmoidectomy

 [rek″to-sig″moi-dek´tah-me]
excision of the rectosigmoid colon; proctosigmoidectomy.

rectosigmoidectomy

/rec·to·sig·moi·dec·to·my/ (-sig″moi-dek´tah-me) excision of the rectosigmoid.

rectosigmoidectomy

(rĕk″tō-sĭg″moy-dĕk′tō-mē) [″ + ″ + ektome, excision]
Surgical removal of the rectum and sigmoid colon.
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The recurrence rate there for all perineal procedures is about 13%, compared with 5% for perineal rectosigmoidectomy with levatorplasty, and the recurrence-free interval was longer in this group of patients, he added.
Rectosigmoidectomy plus levatoroplasty is therefore the operation of choice when the perineal approach is selected for the treatment of rectal prolapse, as is common in frail elderly patients with multiple medical problems.
Mean operative time was significantly longer in the group undergoing perineal rectosigmoidectomy plus levatoroplasty However, there was no difference between the two groups in overall 30-day operative morbidity.