Abdominoperineal resection is a treatment in which anus, rectum, sigmoid colon, and associated lymph nodes are removed through incisions in the abdomen and perineum. This method is performed when the cancer is located quite low in the rectum or anus quite close to the sphincter muscles that control bowel movements.
Once the treatment is performed the end of the sigmoid colon is permanently brought out on the surface of the skin, Stoma. It is then attached to a pouch to collect the waste.
The procedure is called Colostomy. The surgery may take from 2-6 Hrs and the rest period is around a week in the hospital. The Abdominoperineal Resection Cost in India remains at approximately US $5,400.