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Dis Colon Rectum. 1997 Oct;40(10):1254-7.

Incarcerated rectal prolapse--rupture and ileal evisceration after failed reduction: report of a case.

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Department of Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City 52242, USA.


We report a case of incarcerated rectal prolapse that could not be reduced after using the previously described application of ordinary table sugar. Gentle pressure caused the prolapsed rectum to perforate, and the small bowel herniated through the tear. This is only the second case reported in the literature of an ileal herniation through a perforated rectum after an attempted reduction of an incarcerated prolapse. It is the only reported case occurring after sugar application and the 42nd case of ileal herniation through the rectum from all causes.

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