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Life-threatening perineal gangrene from rectal perforation following colonic hydrotherapy: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10561777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Alternative medicine is widely publicized in Singapore. To date there are few reports of complications arising as a result of such treatments. However, there is no legislation as yet governing alternative medicine practitioners. We present an unusual case of a patient who developed life-threatening perineal gangrene as a result of rectal perforation following colonic hydrotherapy.
M P Tan; D M Cheong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-30     Completed Date:  1999-11-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  583-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Complementary Therapies
Gangrene / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Hydrotherapy / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Intestinal Perforation / complications*,  etiology*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Perineum / pathology*,  surgery
Rectal Diseases / complications*,  etiology*,  surgery

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