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PROCTOWASH™

Intra-operative rectal stump washout & exfoliated tumour cell elimination

The Proctowash™ is specifically designed to enable intra-operative washout of, and exfoliated tumour cell elimination from, the rectal stump. Studies show comprehensive irrigation of the area removes these cellsą·˛ and the Proctowash™ is a compact, sealed irrigation system for this purpose.

The product may also be used for intra-operative cleaning of the rectum and distal colon to reduce the use of pre-op bowel prepł.

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References:

1. Sayfan J, Averbuch F, Koltun L, Benyamin N. Effect of rectal stump washout on the presence of free malignant cells in the rectum during anterior resection for rectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum 2000 Dec;43(12):1710-2
2. Jenner DC, de Boer WB, Clarke G, Levitt MD. Rectal washout eliminates exfoliated malignant cells. Dis Colon Rectum 1998 Nov;41(11):1432-4
3. Bucher P, Mermillod B, Gervaz P, More l P. Mechanical Bowel Preparation For Elective Colorectal Surgery: A Meta-Analysis. Arch Surg 2004 Dec;139(12):1359-64; discussion 1365