Incacerated Large Rectal Prolapse Repaired By Delorme Procedure: A Case Report And Review Of The Literature.
A case of an incarcerated (irreducible) large rectal prolapse for which the treatment of choice might traditionally have been an Altemeier’s procedure (perineal excision of the prolapse, coloanal anastomosis) and repair of the pelvic floor is reported. A technically- difficult Delorme’s procedure (rectal mucosal excision and plication of the prolapsed muscle wall) was performed in this situation, with an excellent immediate outcome. Delorme’s procedure is safe and effective even in large incarcerated rectal prolapse. At 6 months, there was no recurrence of the rectal prolapse and continence much improved.
Elroy P. Weledji and Vincent Verla
"Incacerated Large Rectal Prolapse Repaired By Delorme Procedure: A Case Report And Review Of The Literature.,"
World Journal of Colorectal Surgery:
1, Article 5.
Available at: http://services.bepress.com/wjcs/vol5/iss1/art5