Recurrent spontaneous perforation of the colon.

  title={Recurrent spontaneous perforation of the colon.},
  author={Hanoch Kashtan and Gideon Goldman and Jona Stadler and Nahum Werbin and Mark Baratz and Theodor Wiznitzer},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={29 9},
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… CONTINUE READING