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Title: Use of the optical urethrotome knife in the treatment of a benign low rectal anastomotic stricture
Authors: Chia, Y.W. 
Ngoi, S.S. 
Tung, K.H. 
Keywords: Gastrointestinal anastomosis
Large bowel obstruction
Optical urethrotome
Rectal stricture
Surgical technique
Issue Date: 1991
Source: Chia, Y.W., Ngoi, S.S., Tung, K.H. (1991). Use of the optical urethrotome knife in the treatment of a benign low rectal anastomotic stricture. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 34 (8) : 717-719. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Several methods of treatment for benign anastomotic strictures following anterior resection have been described. Surgical intervention in terms of re-exploration and excision of the stricture or the formation of a permanent colostomy will be accompanied by substantial morbidity. The dilatation of these strictures without direct vision may not be safe. We describe a simple method of treating benign rectal anastomotic stricture using an optical urethrotome knife under direct vision. This technique affords an accurate incision of the stricture to increase the size of the lumen, thereby relieving obstruction.
Source Title: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134291
ISSN: 00123706
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