Simplified Laparoscopic Suture Rectopexy for Idiopathic Rectal Prolapse In Children: Technique and Results

Vaibhav Pandey, Ajay K Khanna, Vivek Srivastava, Rakesh Kumar, Pranay Panigrahi, Shiv P Sharma, Arj D Upadhayay
Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2020, 55 (5): 972-976

BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic suture rectopexy is safe and effective treatment option for pediatric rectal prolapse. We performed this study to compare the outcome of modified laparoscopic suture rectopexy (MLSR) versus Classical Laparoscopic suture rectopexy (CLSR).

MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted between June 2015 to May 2019 including all the patients with persistent rectal prolapse who underwent surgery managed by either MLSR (Group A) or CLSR (Group B). The groups were compared for constipation, operative time, blood loss, length of stay, postoperative complications.

RESULTS: 19 patients from MLSR and 22 patients from CLSR were evaluated. The mean operative time in MLSR group was 41.5 ± 6.2 min which was significantly lesser than CLSR group with a mean operative time of 78.6 ± 14.2 (p = 0.001). The blood loss was also less in MLSR group compared to CLSR group (p = 0.013). At three months of follow up, the constipation was less in MLSR group compared to CLSR group (p = 0.041).

CONCLUSION: The modification makes the procedure technically easy, minimizes the chances of complications and retaining all the advantages of suture rectopexy.


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