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Surgical Repair of Rectal Prolapse: The Altemeier Procedure

  • Hisashi ShinoharaEmail author
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Rectal prolapse repair Perineal rectosigmoidectomy Altemeier procedure 

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professor, Department of SurgeryHyogo College of MedicineNishinomiyaJapan

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