[Rectal pocket syndrome after stapled haemorrhoidopexy].
ABSTRACT We report the case of a 41-year-old female patient who presented in the emergency department with recurrent pain in the lower abdomen 3 years after haemorrhoidopexy (Longo's procedure). At clinical examination a space-occupying mass between the rectum and the vagina was present which was identified as a stool-loaded diverticulum of the rectum by magnetic resonance imaging. Using a perineal approach the diverticulum could be excised at its base and the defect of the mucosa was closed transanally with sutures. A diverticulum of the rectum is a rare complication (2.5%) after stapled haemorrhoidopexy. In the diagnostic of complications after Longo's haemorroidopexy the MRI constitutes an excellent auxiliary modality.
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ABSTRACT: Stapled rectal mucosectomy (SRM) became a widely accepted surgical procedure for haemorrhoids. One of the rare complications is severe bleeding. We report the case of a patient who underwent SRM for thirddegree haemorrhoids. In addition, he suffered symptoms of outlet obstruction, although defecography showed no serious disease. One day after SRM, the patient complained of abdominal pain and peritonitis. Computed tomography revealed blood in the abdomen. The patient underwent laparotomy, which revealed a deep enterocele that reached down to the level of the sphincteric muscle. The ventral part of the stapled ring was placed intraperitoneally, and a longitudinal defect of the rectal serosa was observed. The serosa defect was sutured and a diverting sigmoid stoma was carried out. The patient left the hospital 10 days later. We emphasize vigilance for undetected enteroceles in mucosal prolapse syndrome combined with defecation problems.Techniques in Coloproctology 04/2004; 8(1):41-3. · 1.54 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Stapled rectal mucosectomy (SM) is less painful than manual haemorrhoidectomy but may be followed by unusual complications which may require reinterventions. The aim of the present study was to report on a particular postoperative complication, the rectal pocket syndrome (RPS). Six patients, four females and two males, five with severe proctalgia and signs of intermittent sepsis and one with faecal soiling following SM, underwent clinical examination, proctoscopy (n = 5) anal manometry and ultrasound (n = 4) revealing a painful rectal intramucosal pocket with an endoluminal orifice at the level of the suture line. Four of them underwent a reintervention. At surgery, a faecolyth was found to be entrapped in the rectal pocket with an underlying chronic abscess in four patients. The cavity was laid open and curetted in all cases. One of the females needed a fistulotomy of a low intersphincteric track after one year. In none of the others did endorectal pocketing and abscess or prostatitis recur after a mean follow up of 25 months (range 2-60 months). The male patient still had moderate postevacuation pain and prostatitis possibly via a bacterial translocation after two months. Overall, the incidence of the post mucosectomy RPS at our Units was 2.5%. The RPS can occur after SM, is likely to be due to a failure of either the purse-string or of the staples causing a suture defect leading to an intramural sinus, and may be successfully treated by a transanal lay-open in most cases.Colorectal Disease 12/2006; 8(9):808-11. · 2.08 Impact Factor
- International Journal of Colorectal Disease 10/2005; 20(5):471-2. · 2.24 Impact Factor