Proctotomy

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Proc`tot´o`my


n.1.(Surg.) An incision into the rectum, as for the division of a stricture.
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First of all, it emerged that, regardless of the expertness and reputation of the surgeon who performed the procedure--varying from the last minute coloproctologist to the most famous congress chairperson--the type of postoperative morbidity was in the range of that reported in the literature, as follows: no case of death associated with the procedure and just two cases requiring intestinal diversion with stoma construction due to rectovaginal fistula and pelvic sepsis, respectively; the latter was related to rectal perforation after rectotomy. It can be hypothesized (but not proved) that the causes of failure might concern one of the following categories: technical errors, underestimated contraindications, or ineffective treatment of the targeted lesions.
Pescatori, "Bleeding, incontinence, pain and constipation after STARR transanal double stapling rectotomy for obstructed defecation," Techniques in Coloproctology, vol.
Zbar, "Rectovaginal fistula after double-stapled transanal rectotomy (STARR) for obstructed defaecation," International Journal of Colorectal Disease, vol.