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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(1), 16-17
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-1-6
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Gangrenous Rectal Prolapse: An Exceptional Complication

Maghrebi H1, , Slama H1, Ayadi S1, Ben Safta Y1, Makni A1, Rebai W1, Daghfous A1, Bedioui H1, Chebbi F1, Ksantini R1, Fteriche F1, Ammous A1, Jouini M1, Kacem MJ1 and Ben Safta.Z1

1Department of general surgery A Rabta hospital, Tunis, Tunisia 1007 Jabbari

Pub. Date: January 06, 2015

Cite this paper:
Maghrebi H, Slama H, Ayadi S, Ben Safta Y, Makni A, Rebai W, Daghfous A, Bedioui H, Chebbi F, Ksantini R, Fteriche F, Ammous A, Jouini M, Kacem MJ and Ben Safta.Z. Gangrenous Rectal Prolapse: An Exceptional Complication. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(1):16-17. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-1-6

Abstract

Incarceration rarely complicates rectal prolapse. Even more rarely, it becomes gangrenous, necessitating emergency surgery. We describe an extremely rare case of gangrenous rectal prolapse. The patient underwent emergency perineal proctosigmoidectomy, the Altemeier operation. The postoperative course was quite uneventful with an excellent final result. The successful treatment of this patient illustrates the value of the Altemeier procedure in the difficult and unusual case scenario of bowel incarceration complicated with gangrene.

Keywords:
Anorectal disease Rectal prolapse emergency surgery

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