Sacral osteomyelitis following restorative rectal cancer resection: a delayed presentation of dormant pelvic sepsis.


Sacral osteomyelitis is a rare but potentially fatal complication of pelvic surgery. It is often diagnosed late due to the presence of vague, non-specific symptoms and a low index of suspicion. Previous literature has been limited to a number of case series of patients who have undergone ileoanal pouch formation following proctocolectomy and patients who… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0036933012474608