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2020 Jul 03

Colorectal Dis

Biologic mesh reconstruction versus primary closure for preventing perineal morbidity after extralevator abdominoperineal excision. A Multicenter retrospective study.


Sancho-Muriel J, Ocaña J, Cholewa H, Nuñez J, Muñoz P, Flor B, García J, García-Granero E, Die J, Frasson M
Colorectal Dis. 2020 Jul 03.
PMID: 32619064.


The aim of the study was to compare the perineal hernia incidence and the perineal wound morbidity following extralevator abdominoperineal excision (ELAPE) between two groups – primary perineal closure and reconstruction with a biological mesh.