The Altemeier procedure using biologic mesh - Abstract

Florida Hospital, Winter Park, Orlando, FL, USA.


Transperineal rectosigmoidectomy is a relatively safe operation for the treatment of rectal prolapse; however, it carries a high rate of recurrence. The use of biologic mesh to buttress the repair and support the pelvic floor muscles may decrease the rate of recurrence. The technique for performing an Altemeier procedure with biologic mesh is described.

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Atallah S, Albert M, Debeche-Adams TH, Larach S.   Are you the author?

Reference: Tech Coloproctol. 2011 Nov 9. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1007/s10151-011-0786-1

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 22083444 Female Urology Section