Abdominal perineal resection is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the lower end of the large bowel i.e., colon, rectum and anus. The surgery is indicated for the treatment of anal cancer, rectal cancer and inflammation in the colon (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). Abdominal perineal resection can be performed by open surgery (laparotomy), through a large incision on the abdominal wall or through 3 to 4 smaller incisions (laparoscopic). Your surgeon cuts and removes any tumor present along with the diseased region of the large bowel. The anal canal is removed and sutured closed. The upper part of the large bowel is brought to the surface of your abdomen (generally on the left side) to form an opening called a stoma. With the colon, rectum and anus removed, your surgeon will fit a bag to the stoma to collect waste from the bowel.
As with all surgical procedures, abdominal perineal resection may be associated with certain complications, which include:
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