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Colonic perforation by high-pressure water exerted via anal canal

ibrahim turkcuer, Mustafa Serinken, Ozgur Karcioglu, Cagatay Aydin, Yilmaz Kiroglu

Abstract


A 72-year-old man presented to the emergency department (ED) complaining of rectal bleeding and abdominal pain. This paper describes a patient referred to the ED because of colonic perforations due to high-pressure water self-applied anally and operated on afterwards.

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ibrahim turkcuer,

Mustafa Serinken,

Ozgur Karcioglu,

Cagatay Aydin,

Yilmaz Kiroglu,

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Keywords

colonic perforation; colorectal injury; hydrostatic transanal trauma

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South African Medical Journal 2009;99(6):437.

Article History

Date submitted: 2009-01-21
Date published: 2009-06-12

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