Stercoral perforation proximal to the stapled anastomosis after low anterior resection with an intraluminal device

J B van Praagh, I S Bakker, K Havenga

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    Abstract

    Stercoral perforation of the colon is a rare phenomenon and a potential life-threatening condition requiring acute intervention. A little more than 200 cases have been described to date. The mechanism is not completely understood. In this short communication, we present three patients with a colon perforation proximal to the anastomosis, similar to a stercoral perforation, following colorectal cancer resection with application of an intraluminal device, the C-seal.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)87-90
    Number of pages4
    JournalInternational Journal of Colorectal Disease
    Volume33
    Issue number1
    Early online date2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan-2018

    Keywords

    • Perforation
    • C-seal
    • Dysmotility
    • Intraluminal device
    • COLON
    • CANCER
    • CONSTIPATION
    • DENERVATION

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