Is low anterior resection appropriate for treatment of solitary rectal ulcer?: LTP35

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Aim:The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of undertaking an anterior resection in patients with a solitary ulcer.Method:On a plannedprotocol, five women and four men with chronic SRUS underwent a low anterior resection.Results:The result was excellent in 1-3 years follow up with negligible complications. None of the patients complained of theirprevious symptoms: repeat examination revealed a normal neorectum.Conclusion:Low anterior resection is a major operation for a benign disease such as SRUS but, because of the unsatisfactory outcome with methods used for treatment of SRUS patients, low anterior resection may be advised for the treatment of selected patients, especially those who have failed other treatmentprotocols and have shown no improvement.

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