STARR with PPH-01 and CCS30 contour transtar for obstructed defecation syndrome

Silvia Savastano, Giuseppe Valenti, Francesco Cavallin, Claudio Missaglia

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Introduction. The stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) procedure is safe and effective. Objective of the Study. To compare STARR performed with PPH-01 (STARR) and CCS 30 (Transtar). Materials and Methods. Sixty-four patients underwent STARR for obstructed defecation syndrome (32 STARR and 32 Transtar) and were observed from January 2007 to June 2009. Patients were studied by visit with questionnaires, colonoscopy or barium enema, defecography, and anorectal manometry. Postoperatively they were assessed through visit and questionnaires. Results. All patients improved symptoms without statistical differences. The obstructed defecation syndrome score changed from 13 to 1.8 at 6 months and to 1 at 1 year in the STARR group (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Innovation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


  • internal rectal prolapsed
  • obstructed defecation syndrome
  • rectocele
  • Transtar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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