Spontaneous rupture of the rectosigmoid with small-bowel evisceration through the anus - Report of a case and review of the literature

Abraham Czerniak, Itamar Avigad, Michael Vermesh, Michael Y. Rabau, Isidor Wolfstein

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Abstract

A patient with spontaneous rupture of the rectum and evisceration of small bowel through the anus is presented. To the authors' knowledge, this paper represents the third reported case of this type of spontaneous rectal rupture. A discussion of the pathogenesis and treatment of this rather unique complication is presented. It is suggested that rectal or rectosigmoid rupture be condidered a rare complication of rectal prolapse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-822
Number of pages2
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1983

Keywords

  • Anal evisceration, intestine
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectal, Rectosigmoid rupture

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