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oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Sexual function in males following abdomino-perineal resection in Nigeria

Volume 37, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176

 

Abstract

Twenty-six male patients who had abdomino-perineal resection for ano-rectal carcinoma between 1980 and 1988 were interviewed during their follow-up visits. Emphasis was on their sexual function. The age range was between 19 to 40 years with a mean of 27 years. Compared to what obtains in developed countries, cancer of the ano-rectum is relatively commoner in the young in our region. A good proportion of these will develop impaired sexual function after abdomino-perineal resection. It is important that this probable complication be discussed fully with the patient before the operation, since the loss of sexual function in a young male is a major form of morbidity in this sub-region.

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1991-09-01
2019-08-24

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