Late Perforation of Hartmann's Pouch: An Avoidable Complication

James McClenathan, University of Arizona


Perforation or disruption of a Hartmann pouch is an unusual surgical complication. When it does occur, it is usually an early complication. In this article, we report a perforation of a Hartmann pouch which happened 4-months after the Hartmann procedure was done. It was the result of distal obstruction.

Recommended Citation

James McClenathan (2008) "Late Perforation of Hartmann's Pouch: An Avoidable Complication," World Journal of Colorectal Surgery: Vol. 1 : Iss. 1, Article 17.
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ISSN: 1941-8213

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