n South African Journal of Surgery - Altemeier operation for gangrenous rectal prolapse : case report
|Article Title||Altemeier operation for gangrenous rectal prolapse : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Affiliations||1 University Tunis Al Manar Hospital Marsa, Tunisia, 2 Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Tunisia, 3 Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Tunisia, 4 Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Tunisia and 5 Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Tunisia|
|Publication Date||Aug 2014|
A stranguled rectal prolapse is a rare cause of intestinal occlusion. It requires emergency surgery. A patient who underwent emergency perineal proctectomy, the Altemeier operation, combined with diverting loop sigmoid colostomy is described. The postoperative course was uneventful, with an excellent final result after colostomy closure. The successful treatment of this patient illustrates the value of the Altemeier procedure in the difficult and unusual scenario of bowel incarceration.
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