LOW ANTERIOR RESECTION SYNDROME – PREVENTION, DETECTION, TREATEMENT

REVIEW

  • Marina Vasile The Emergency University Hospital Bucharest, Romania
  • O. Andronic The Emergency University Hospital Bucharest, Romania & The University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest, Romania
  • Dan Nicolae Păduraru The Emergency University Hospital Bucharest, Romania & The University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest, Romania
  • Alexandra Bolocan The Emergency University Hospital Bucharest, Romania & The University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest, Romania
  • D. Ion The Emergency University Hospital Bucharest, Romania & The University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest, Romania
Keywords: rectal cancer, LARS, low anterior resection syndrome, QoL

Abstract

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer, and the most common type of cancerous tumor that appears in the gastrointestinal sphere [2]. In recent years, the introduction of new imaging methods that produce higher resolution images of rectal tumors has made possible the emergence of targeted treatment for this type of cancer, the neoadjuvant therapies determining a tumor downstaging prior to potentially curative surgery and a higher survival rate.Surgical tumor excision with oncological safety limits is currently the only curative therapy in colorectal cancer, and can be associated with neoadjuvant or adjuvant radio and / or chemotherapy.Regarding treatment, there are not yet standard methods to compute or prevent this syndrome. The management of this condition is currently empirical, based on the treatment of symptoms, using the treatment already known for anal incontinence, urgent defecation, or difficulty initiating a bowel movement.

Published
2018-11-14
How to Cite
Vasile, M., Andronic, O., Păduraru, D. N., Bolocan, A., & Ion, D. (2018). LOW ANTERIOR RESECTION SYNDROME – PREVENTION, DETECTION, TREATEMENT. Romanian Journal of Clinical Research, 1(1), 12-17. Retrieved from http://rjcronline.com/index.php/rjcr/article/view/4
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