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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 66, No. 5, 2004, pp. 291-293
Bioline Code: is04075
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 66, No. 5, 2004, pp. 291-293

 en Case Report - Spontaneous rupture of rectum with prolapse of small gut through the anus - A case report
Ghosal SushilR, Bhattacharjee ProsantaKr, Dey KamalKrishna


A 72-year-old lady presented with prolapsed loops of small bowel through the anus without any history of local trauma or instrumentation. The event followed excessive straining during defecation. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a deep pouch of Douglas, and rent on the anterior wall of the rectum, through which the bowel had prolapsed. The eviscerated small gut was reduced after proper cleansing and the rent on the rectal wall repaired without diverting colostomy. The patient had an uneventful recovery.

Rectum, rupture, evisceration

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