Surgical Treatment of Rectal Prolaps in 83 Year Old Patient. A Case Report.
AJTES Vol 3, No 2, July 2019.
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Prolaps of rectum
Altemeier approach

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Arslani, N., & Lenjani, B. (2019). Surgical Treatment of Rectal Prolaps in 83 Year Old Patient. A Case Report. Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 3(2), 496-500.


Background: Prolapse of the rectum is an uncommon problem. It is defined as a protrusion of the rectum through the anus and can cause disability. There is no concensus in literature which surgical approach is the most appropriate. The aim of our case report is to share our experiance and results of the Altemeier procedure. 

Case report: 83 years old female patient was admited to the department for general and abdominal surgery. She was diagnosed with rectal prolapse, which could not be reponated. She felt pain and was incontinent. 

Results: We decided that optimal treatment for the patient was operation. Altemeier approach was performed. In our opinion, we achieved a favorable outcome. 

Conclusion: As stated above there is no clear concensus on which treatment is the most appropriate for rectal prolaps. In our case after careful consideration, we decided that the Altemeier approach was the best solution for the patient.
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