Perineal rectosigmoidectomy for gangrenous rectal prolapse.

  title={Perineal rectosigmoidectomy for gangrenous rectal prolapse.},
  author={Ioannis Voulimeneas and Constantine C N Antonopoulos and Evangelos Alifierakis and Pavlos Ioannides},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={16 21},
Incarceration rarely complicates the chronically progressive form of the full thickness rectal prolapse. Even more rarely, it becomes strangulated, necessitating emergency surgery. We describe an extremely rare case of incarcerated acute rectal prolapse, without a relevant previous history or symptoms of predisposing pathology. The patient underwent emergency perineal proctosigmoidectomy, the Altemeier operation, combined with diverting loop sigmoid colostomy. The postoperative course was quite… CONTINUE READING


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