Gradual staple line disruption presenting with subtle multidiverticular pocket syndrome after STARR
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A diverticulum of the rectum is a rare complication (2, 5 %) [1, 2] after trans-anal staple procedures, often resulting in faecal matter entrapment leading to the formation of a faecolyth which is likely to obstruct the internal orifice. This can cause local sepsis, eventually requiring reoperation .
KeywordsStaple Line Faecal Impaction Staple Line Disruption Good Wound Healing Internal Orifice
Stapled Trans-Anal Rectal Resection
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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