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Prolapse of the rectum associated with spontaneous rupture of the distal colon and evisceration of the small intestine through the anus in an infant.

Research paper by Mamta M Sengar, Sujoy S Neogi, Anup A Mohta

Indexed on: 02 Dec '08Published on: 02 Dec '08Published in: Journal of Pediatric Surgery



Abstract

Prolapse of rectum of varying degrees is a well-known entity in children. Spontaneous rupture of the rectum along with massive ileal evisceration because of increased intraabdominal pressure is a rare complication of rectal prolapse in the adults. Rectal prolapse in children is usually a benign condition. Known complications of the rectal prolapse in children include recurrent mucosal ulceration, bleeding, and proctitis. Spontaneous rupture of the rectum with or without ileal evisceration has not been previously reported in infants.