Successful treatment of a benign solitary rectal ulcer by temporary diverting sigmoidostomy: Report of a case

M. Stavorovsky, S. Weintroub, J. Ratan, P. Rozen

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Abstract

A rare case of a solitary benign rectal ulcer in which conservative medical therapy was unsuccessful is described. Diversion of the fecal stream by temporary sigmoidostomy resulted in rapid healing of the ulcer. This entity presents diagnostic and therapeutic problems, which are discussed. The use of temporary sigmoidostomy in such cases is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-350
Number of pages4
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1977
Externally publishedYes

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