Closure of the perineal defect after abdominoperineal excision for rectal adenocarcinoma - ACPGBI Position Statement.
Foster, J D
Curtis, N J
Smart, Neil J.
Francis, N K
JournalColorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
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Perineal wound morbidity is common following abdominoperineal excision of the rectum (APE). There is no consensus on the optimum perineal reconstruction method after APE, and in particular 'extra-levator APE' (ELAPE).