Colonic perforation by high-pressure water exerted via anal canal
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.
colonic perforation; colorectal injury; hydrostatic transanal trauma
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South African Medical Journal 2009;99(6):437.
Date submitted: 2009-01-21
Date published: 2009-06-12
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