Perineal rectosigmoidectomy for incarcerated rectal prolapse (Altemeier's procedure)

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Sipahi M., Arslan E., Borekci H., Aytekin F. O., Kulah B., Banli O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.32, no.3, pp.217-220, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ucd.2015.2787
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-220
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Perineal procedures have higher recurrence and lower mortality rates than abdominal alternatives for the treatment of rectal prolapse. Presence of incarceration and strangulation also influences treatment choice. Perineal rectosigmoidectomy is one of the treatment options in patients with incarceration and strangulation, with low mortality and acceptable recurrence rates. This operation can be performed especially to avoid general anesthesia in old patients with co-morbidities. We aimed to present perineal rectosigmoidectomy and diverting loop colostomy in a patient with neurological disability due to spinal trauma and incarcerated rectal prolapse.