Stercoral perforation proximal to the stapled anastomosis after low anterior resection with an intraluminal device

van Praagh, J. B., Bakker, I. S. & Havenga, K., Jan-2018, In : International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 33, 1, p. 87-90 4 p.

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Stercoral perforation of the colon is a rare phenomenon and a potential life-threatening condition requiring acute intervention. A little more than 200 cases have been described to date. The mechanism is not completely understood. In this short communication, we present three patients with a colon perforation proximal to the anastomosis, similar to a stercoral perforation, following colorectal cancer resection with application of an intraluminal device, the C-seal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Colorectal Disease
Issue number1
Early online date2017
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2018


  • Perforation, C-seal, Dysmotility, Intraluminal device, COLON, CANCER, CONSTIPATION, DENERVATION

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