Drainage of a pelvic collection with the Heald Silastic Anal Stent.


The Heald Silastic Anal Stent (HSAS) was designed to protect a newly constructed low colorectal anastomosis by keeping the anus open for up to 10 days postoperatively, and has also been used in combination with percutaneous drainage to treat a leak from a low rectal anastomosis. We describe a technique in two patients where the HSAS alone allowed adequate… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2009.02085.x


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