Rectal perforation: A life-threatening complication of stapled hemorrhoidectomy. Report of a case

Lap Yuen Wong, Jeng Kae Jiang*, Shih Ching Chang, Jen Kou Lin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Stapled hemorrhoidectomy is considered to be safe and carries advantages. We describe a patient with rectal perforation and fecal peritonitis after stapled hemorrhoidectomy. We suggest that it should be performed by experienced colorectal surgeons who are familiar with the technique and aware of possible complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-117
Number of pages2
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Complication
  • Rectal perforation
  • Stapled hemorrhoidectomy

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