A lower abdominal anal surgery, Abdominoperineal resection involves cutting the lower part of the anus and rectum. A permanent colostomy is then performed in order to remove stools from the body.
Also Known As:
- Rectal surgery
- Anal surgery
Conditions Treated with Abdominoperineal Resection:
Abdominoperineal resection is utilized to treat colorectal cancer.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to abdominoperineal resection. Pelvic exenteration and low anterior resection are surgical alternatives to the procedure.
Anesthesia with Abdominoperineal Resection:
Abdominoperineal resection is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Abdominoperineal Resection:
Possible risks following abdominoperineal resection include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience swelling and an incisional hernia, and for the cancer to return.
Prognosis after Abdominoperineal Resection:
The prognosis for a positive end result following abdominoperineal resection is good. However, the patient will need a permanent colostomy to remove stools.
Recovery from Abdominoperineal Resection:
The total recovery time after abdominoperineal resection is three to six weeks.