Quality of life in adult patients with post-surgical oncological problems to an abdominoperineal resection


  • Hamilton Miranda Valdez Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Medicina, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1741-4117
  • Diana Cecilia Miranda Torres Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Medicina, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Luis Pablo Milla Gonzalez Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Medicina, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Jessica Esmeralda Medina Dávila Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Fernando Bahena Salgado Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico




Abdominoperineal resection, Surgery, Quality


Abdominoperineal Resection is a method which has been used as the gold standard for the curative treatment of distal rectal cancer.  Because it is classified as a radical and invasive surgery, we have considered the importance of assessing the long-term quality of life in patients which is its best alternative, in turn the degree of psychological impact for which patients could study. Among the factors that could contribute to the performance of the procedure are: that they are in a high-advanced stage, male sex, narrow pelvis, advanced age, and the alteration of the function of the preoperative sphincter to avoid postoperative incontinence. It is important to mention that unfortunately some of these risk factors are independent of a mto the post-surgical oncological prognosis. Incontinence, genitourinary function, pain,dysfunction xual, unpleasant odor and leaks, selflimitations in social activities and even repercussions on body image, reaching depressive symptoms and varying levels of anxiety, andthese complications are what we focus on because it represents aserious problem in the quality of life of the patient undergoing abdominoperineal resection.


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