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Argon Plasma Coagulation in Enhancing the Healing of Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome & Controlling Its Bleeding

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DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2014.35059    2,667 Downloads   3,534 Views

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Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) is an uncommon disorder of defecation. Its management is usually unsatisfactory and responds best to surgery especially when there is rectal prolapse. There is a new report of the use of Argon plasma coagulation (APC) to enhance healing of these ulcers & control its bleeding in a study involving 16 patients. We involved a larger number of 18 patients in this case series to examine the role of APC in enhancing healing of SRUS & control its bleeding.

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Shaikhani, M. , Karbuli, T. , Alqazi, N. , Abu Bakir Hussein, H. , Salim, B. and Kasnazan, K. (2014) Argon Plasma Coagulation in Enhancing the Healing of Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome & Controlling Its Bleeding. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 3, 257-261. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2014.35059.

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