oa South African Medical Journal - Management of the perineal wound with constant irrigation and suction after abdominoperineal excision for cancer of the rectum - a new suction/irrigation drain

Volume 56, Issue 20
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The technique of primary closure of the perineal wound combined with continuous irrigation and suction of the operative site has been used in 21 patients who underwent abdominoperineal excision for cancer of the rectum or anal canal.

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