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Journal of the Korean Society of Coloproctology 2008;24(4):298-301.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3393/jksc.2008.24.4.298   
Rectal Perforation after Anorectal Manometry Following Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy and Low Anterior Resection: Report of a Cases.
Jeong, Woon Kyung , Chung, Tae Sung , Lim, Sang Woo , Park, Ji Won , Lim, Seok Byung , Choi, Hyo Seong , Jeong, Seung Yong
1Center for Colorectal Cancer, Research Institute & Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea. syjeong@ncc.re.kr
2Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Anorectal manometry is widely used to evaluate anorectal function. Few reports have described complications resulting from this procedure. A 47-year-old male underwent preoperative chemoradiotherapy and a low anterior resection for rectal cancer. The patient underwent anorectal manometry at postoperative 8 months. A rectal perforation was diagnosed shortly thereafter. The patient was initially managed conservatively using percutaneous drainage and parenteral antibiotics and then discharged on day 60 after the event. One month later, a colo-cutaneous fistula and expanding abdominal fasciitis developed. The patient underwent surgical exploration, drainage, resection of the rectum including the fistula, and redo-coloanal anastomosis with a diverting ileostomy. The patient discharged without complications on postoperative day 25. Anorectal manometry should be performed with particular care in patients who have undergone radiotherapy and anastomosis at the rectum.
Key Words: Anorectal manometry; Rectal perforation; Radiotherapy


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