The development of a validated instrument to evaluate bowel function after sphincter-preserving surgery for rectal cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Quality of Life
  • Rectal Neoplasms
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

abstract

  • Patients undergoing sphincter-preserving surgery for rectal cancer have impaired bowel function, and those treated with radiation, coloanal anastomoses, or handsewn anastomoses have significantly worse function. This reliable and valid instrument should be used to prospectively evaluate bowel function after sphincter-preserving surgery in patients undergoing rectal cancer therapy.

publication date

  • July 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10350-004-0942-z

PubMed ID

  • 15868235

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1353

end page

  • 65

volume

  • 48

number

  • 7