Altemeier procedure for incarcerated rectal prolapse in young age: a rare case report

Authors

  • Raj C. Soni Department of General Surgery, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Kirit D. Parmar Department of General Surgery, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Sameer Parikh Department of General Surgery, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Urvish Kumar Khatri Department of General Surgery, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20241755

Keywords:

Procidentia, Incarceration, Rectal prolapse, Altemeiers

Abstract

Rectal prolapse is complete protrusion of rectum (procidentia) through anal canal. It is most commonly occurring in elderly age but rarely can occur in young age. Incarceration rarely complicates the chronically progressive form of full thickness rectal prolapse. We report the case of 38-year-old men who underwent emergency surgery for incarcerated rectal prolapse. Emergency perineal rectosigmoidectomy (altemeier procedure) was performed with diverting loop sigmoid colostomy. The successful treatment of this patient illustrates the value of altemeier procedure in difficult case of bowel incarceration.

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2024-06-27

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