Rehabilitation and palliation of patients with rectal carcinoma

Part of the Collection de L’Académie Européenne de Médecine de Réadaptation book series (LACADEMIE)


Some complaints differ from those that occur in colon cancer patients. This applies to rectal cancer patients having had a sphincter preserving procedure and to patients having had an abdomino-perineal resection with permanent colostomy as well. The value of rehabilitation measures (fig. 1.2) in these patients is undisputed. Disabilities and handicaps in these patients can be reduced by rehabilitation measures not only in the physical but also in the psychological, social and vocational area.


Rectal Cancer Faecal Incontinence Rectal Carcinoma Parastomal Hernia Rehabilitation Measure 
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