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Perforating rectal injuries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  970974     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment of perforating rectal injuries are discussed. An analysis is presented of the data concerning 24 patients with intra- and extraperitoneal penetration of the rectum. Factors that contribute to the continuing high mortality rate of rectal perforation are its rarity, the highly infectious character of faecal contamination of the abdominal cavity or perirectal tissue, and the fact that examination often reveals little or no external trauma. The treatment of choice would appear to be an aggressive approach based on faecal diversion and drainage, supplemented with peroperative irrigation of the injured rectum.
H B Oeseburg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archivum chirurgicum Neerlandicum     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0004-0657     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Chir Neerl     Publication Date:  1976  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-12-01     Completed Date:  1976-12-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8004861     Medline TA:  Arch Chir Neerl     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Iatrogenic Disease
Intestinal Perforation / etiology*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Rectum / injuries*,  surgery
Retrospective Studies

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