Surgical Repair of Rectal Prolapse: The Altemeier Procedure
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You may wonder why a minor operation like rectal prolapse repair is included in this book on major gastrointestinal operations. We include it because it provides a good opportunity to understand the rectal anatomy by viewing it from a different angle. This chapter describes an established rectosigmoidectomy procedure via the perineal approach, commonly known as the Altemeier procedure. The operation time is 1 h.