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Ann Surg Treat Res. 2015 Apr;88(4):236-239. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4174/astr.2015.88.4.236
Yoo BE , Lee DW , Lee SW , Kwak JM , Kim J , Kim SH .
Colorectal Division, Department of Surgery, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. drkimsh@korea.ac.kr
Abstract

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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