Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 4 Comparison of anorectal physiology between ALTAS and TAR in rectocele

From: Changes in anorectal physiology following injection sclerotherapy using aluminum potassium sulfate and tannic acid versus transanal repair in patients with symptomatic rectocele; a retrospective cohort study

Anorectal physiologic study Pre-treatment Post-treatment
ALTAS TAR P value ALTAS TAR P value
Defecography, mean
 Anorectal angle (°)
  Resting 98.86 97.67 0.411 98.05 99.22 0.426
  Squeezing 91.30 91.79 0.664 90.84 91.77 0.358
  Push 104.33 106.10 0.303 113.95 112.21 0.261
 Perineal descent (cm) 1.55 1.58 0.642 2.46 2.43 0.808
 Rectocele size (cm) 7.74 7.78 0.895 2.91 2.67 0.196
Anorectal manometry, mean
 MRP (mmHg) 19.12 20.18 0.172 19.66 21.93 0.022
 MSP (mmHg) 86.17 87.87 0.605 85.57 94.23 0.010
 Rectal sensation (mL)
  ST 85.53 85.67 0.967 78.48 78.06 0.911
  EDU 158.71 157.86 0.907 116.97 109.19 0.323
  MTV 207.64 197.52 0.335 148.48 142.22 0.397
  1. Data are expressed as absolute mean
  2. ALTAS sclerotherapy using aluminum potassium sulfate and tannic acid, TAR transanal rectocele repair, MRP mean resting pressure, MSP maximal squeezing pressure, ST sensory threshold, EDU earliest defecation urge, MTV maximal tolerable volume