Retrograde Endoscopic Treatment of Completely Obstructed Anastomotic Stricture After Anterior Resection

  • Jamish Gandhi
  • Neil Avery
  • J P Keating

Abstract

Ms M is a 38 year female who has a history of severe endometriosis. She underwent resection of pelvic endometriosis, parital cystectomy and an anterior resection and loop ileostomy due to a rectosigmoid stricture. Post operative gastrograffi showed a patent anastomosis. The patient presented electively for closure of the ileostomy three months later. Under general anaesthesia, the patient was examined and it was found that the colorectal anastomosis was completely occluded. This article presents a novel procedure using a colonoscope with a cutting snare, Hegar’s dilators and a Controlled Radial Expansion (CRE) balloon to reopen the lumen.
Published
May 1, 2015
How to Cite
GANDHI, Jamish; AVERY, Neil; KEATING, J P. Retrograde Endoscopic Treatment of Completely Obstructed Anastomotic Stricture After Anterior Resection. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, may 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://www.imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1137>. Date accessed: 18 july 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1689.
Section
General Surgery

Keywords

Anastomotic stricture, Colorectal,anastomosis, Colonoscopy