Spontaneous perforation of rectum and rectosigmoid junction. Case report.

Demirag A., Nurlu H., Gürer A., TÜRKYILMAZ Z., Oguz M.

Materia medica Polona. Polish journal of medicine and pharmacy, vol.25, no.1, pp.47-8, 1993 (Scopus) identifier identifier


Two patients with spontaneous rectoisigmoid or rectal rupture are reported. These patients had peritonitis and they underwent sigmoid loop colostomies. A common aetiological factor was chronic constipation. It is important to recognize the condition at an early stage because of its significant mortality and possible excellent results from surgery.