The authors illustrate the technical characteristics and the clinical results of a new anal retractor in proctology and pelviperineology This new device, designed and produced by the authors, enables the surgeon to operate in a traditional or isostatic modality. The small external diameter and the original morphology seem to guarantee a less invasive introduction into the anal canal with minimal mechanical damage to the anal sphincter. The main indications for its use are pelvic floor surgery and patients with a diagnosis of anal incontinence or with suspected sphincter damage. Forty consecutive patients referred to our Coloproctological Unit have been operated on with the new anal retractor with no complications. The operative results obtained with the new device are defined as good in 75% and optimal in 10%. The anal retractor seems easy to use in all the surgical procedures with a much better safety profile with regard to anal sphincter.
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