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Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1999 Jul;28(4):583-5.

Life-threatening perineal gangrene from rectal perforation following colonic hydrotherapy: a case report.

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Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.


Alternative medicine is widely publicized in Singapore. To date there are few reports of complications arising as a result of such treatments. However, there is no legislation as yet governing alternative medicine practitioners. We present an unusual case of a patient who developed life-threatening perineal gangrene as a result of rectal perforation following colonic hydrotherapy.

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