Recurrent spontaneous perforation of the colon

H. Kashtan*, G. Goldman, J. Stadler, N. Werbin, M. Baratz, T. Wiznitzer

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A 58-year-old man with recurrent spontaneous perforations of the colon is reported. The first two events were of the sigmoid colon, and a sigmoidectomy was performed after the second perforation. The third spontaneous perforation had occurred in the transverse colon, however, although a patent sigmoid colostomy was present. Neither primary colonic pathology nor elevated intraluminal pressure were found, which means that the cause and pathogenesis of these perforations are unknown. Six months later, a subtotal colectomy with ileosigmoid anastomosis was performed with an apparent satisfactory result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)586-587
Number of pages2
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1986


  • Colon
  • Perforation
  • Subtotal colectomy


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