Transanal gauze packing to manage massive presacral bleeding secondary to prescral abscess caused by rectal anastomotic leakage: a novel approach
- Yoo, Byung-Eun; Lee, Dong-Won; Lee, Seung-Won; Kwak, Jung-Myun; Kim, Jin; Kim, Seon-Hahn
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- KOREAN SURGICAL SOCIETY
- Rectal resection; Anastomotic leak; Presacral abscess; Massive hematohezia; Gauze packing
- ANNALS OF SURGICAL TREATMENT AND RESEARCH, v.88, no.4, pp.236 - 239
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- ANNALS OF SURGICAL TREATMENT AND RESEARCH
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- Anastomotic leakage following rectal resection is a serious and fearful complication, and may cause presacral abscess and/or peritonitis. To our knowledge, massive hematochezia secondary to presacral abscess caused by anastomotic leakage has not yet been reported in the literature. We observed this rare and life-threatening complication in three patients who were successfully treated with a simple but effective transanal gauze packing technique.
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