Abdominal approach is used in? – Surgery MCQ

Abdominal approach is used in?
A. Thiersch operation
B. Delorme’s operation
C. Altemier’s procedure
D. Ripstein’s operation

Correct answer : D. Ripstein’s operation

  • Ripstein’s operation is the abdominal approach for rectal prolapse.
  • The abdominal approach is recommended in patients with complete rectal prolapse who are otherwise in good health.
  • In Ripstein’s operation, the rectosigmoid junction is hitched up to the front of the sacrum using a teflon sling.

Ref: Bailey and Love’s Short Practice of Surgery, 25th edition, p 1225.

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