Altemeier operation for gangrenous rectal prolapse

  • Cherif Abdelhedi Department of Digestive Surgery, University Tunis Al Manar Hospital Marsa, Tunis, Tunisia
  • F Frikha Department of Digestive Surgery, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia
  • S Bardaa Department of Digestive Surgery, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia
  • A Kchaw Department of Digestive Surgery, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia
  • R Mzali Department of Digestive Surgery, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia
Keywords: Stranguled rectal prolapse, Altemeier, Surgery

Abstract

A stranguled rectal prolapse is a rare cause of intestinal occlusion. It requires emergency surgery. A patient who underwent emergency perineal proctectomy, the Altemeier operation, combined with diverting loop sigmoid colostomy is described. The postoperative course was uneventful, with an excellent final result after colostomy closure. The successful treatment of this patient illustrates the value of the Altemeier procedure in the difficult and unusual scenario of bowel incarceration.

Author Biography

Cherif Abdelhedi, Department of Digestive Surgery, University Tunis Al Manar Hospital Marsa, Tunis, Tunisia
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Published
2014-08-08
How to Cite
Abdelhedi, C., Frikha, F., Bardaa, S., Kchaw, A., & Mzali, R. (2014). Altemeier operation for gangrenous rectal prolapse. South African Journal of Surgery, 52(3), 88. https://doi.org/10.7196/sajs.2157
Section
Case Reports