AP resection

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AP resection

A draconian procedure for adenocarcinoma affecting the distal one-third of the rectum, a site which is too low anatomically to salvage sphincter function. AP resections remove the anus, rectum, part of the sigmoid colon, and regional lymph nodes via incisions in the abdomen and perineum. The remaining sigmoid colon is brought out as a permanent colostomy on the abdominal flank.
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After about one month, the patient underwent abdominoperineal resection of the rectum, which relieved his anal pain, but subsequently he developed perineal pain and dysuria.
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