Iatrogenic Rectal Diverticulum After Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection

Bin Zhang, Jian Hua Ding, Meng Zhang, Shu Hui Yin, Yu Juan Zhao, Ke zhao


Iatrogenic rectal diverticulum is an unexpected complication after stapled transanal rectal resection. We herein report a case of a female patient presented with severe recurrence of obstructed defecation after the surgery for obstructed defecation syndrome. Notably, an isolated rectal wall diverticulum with impacted fecalith was confirmed at 34-months follow-up. The patient experienced progressive improvement after operative reintervention. Therefore, risk of rectal diverticulum following the procedure should not be underestimated.

J Med Cases. 2012;3(5):312-314
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc695w


Rectal diverticulum; Stapled transanal rectal resection; Obstructed defecation syndrome

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