Personal oncological experience in the Surgery Clinic of the University “Minas Gerais”, Brazil
Andy PETROIANU MD, Ph.D.
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
BACKGROUND: Rectosigmoidectomy usually leads to evacuation disorders and, depending on surgical aggressiveness, urinar and genito-sexual problems as well.
OBJECTIVE: Comments on the sexual adversities resulting from rectosigmoidectomy, with emphasis on their etiopathogenesis and behavioral consequences.
COMMENTARY: This article discusses the rectosigmoidectomy in its historical, present, and future aspects. The impacts of the surgical and radiotherapy trauma on the genito-sexual structure were described, emphasizing their effects under the anatomical, pathophysiological and behavioral points of view.
CONCLUSION: The rectosigmoidectomy has been progressively less aggressive to sexual functions with a better outcome, due to advances on the surgical techniques, which lead to a lower response to trauma.
sexual dysfunctions, rectosigmoidectomy, rectosigmoid cancer, surgery, radiotherapy, post-operative