S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Surgery (외과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_외과학전공)
Is the outcome of the left colon antegrade continence enema better than that of the right colon antegrade continence enema?
- Kim, Hyun-Young; Jung, Sung-Eun; Lee, Seong-Cheol; Park, Kwi-Won; Kim, Woo-Ki
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- W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC
- JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY; Vol.44(4); 783-787
- Background/Purpose: The purpose of this report was to review the results of the antegrade continence enema (ACE) procedure and to compare the outcomes of right and left colon ACEs in children. Methods: Thirty patients who underwent all ACE between 1998 and 2005 were analyzed. Data were obtained based oil the following parameters: postoperative soiling, catheter insertion time, colonic washout time, quality of life, and abdominal pain during and after the ACE. Twenty-nine patients were followed for in average of 3.8 years (range, 4 months-7.3 years). Results: Right colon ACEs were performed in 23 patients, and left colon ACEs were performed in 7 patients. The common complications of the ACE included abdominal pain during and after the ACE (51.7%) and stoma strictures (41.4%). The overall ACE success rate was 24/29 (82.8%; right colon ACE, 18/29; left colon ACE, 6/29). Twenty-three patients (95.8%) believed their quality of life was improved. There were no significant differences in complications or outcomes between the right and left ACEs. Conclusions: An ACE is all effective treatment for children with fecal incontinence. A left colon ACE has similar efficacy as a right colon ACE in managing fecal incontinence ill children.
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