Revista Brasileira de Coloproctologia
Print version ISSN 0101-9880
CESAR, Maria Auxiliadora Prolungatti; ANTUNES, Lilian Borghetti and AGUIAR, Renata Martinuzzo de. Is there constipation after hysterectomy? Clinical and manometric evaluation. Rev bras. colo-proctol. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.2, pp. 191-198. ISSN 0101-9880. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-98802010000200010.
Hysterectomy is the most common gynecologic surgical procedure of great bearing being the majority of the indications due to being disease. Among the complications of this surgical procedure are constipation, dyspareunia, gas and feces incontinence, evacuatory urgency, fecal escapes and abdominal distension. Constipation has been frequently found after a hysterectomy, especially in retrospective studies. Objective: Study the incidence of constipation after hysterectomy and the manometrical alterations related to them. Methods: Prospective study in nine patients subjected to total abdominal hysterectomy due to myoma. A manometrical study and application of the constipation score adopted by "Sociedade Brasileira de Motilidade Digestiva" was performed in the pre and sixty days of post-operative. Results: The autors found presence of incomplete evacuation that did not occur in the pre-operative. Manometrical alterations were found and two of the patients presented abdominal pain to the rectal ampule distension in the tolerable maximum volume checking. Conclusions: The findings of this study suggest that intestinal alterations occur after hysterectomy and are specially related to the rectum.
Keywords : Hysterectomy; constipation diagnosis; surgical procedures; operative; postoperative complications.