Thiersch Operation for Rectal Prolapse

Surgical Legacy Technique


The Thiersch operation is indicated in poor-risk patients who have prolapse of the full thickness of rectum (see Chapter 19). Other perineal operations, including the Delorme procedure, are excellent alternatives in poor-risk patients and have largely supplanted this legacy procedure.


Anal Canal Rectal Prolapse Fecal Impaction Complete Rectal Prolapse Perineal Operation 
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