The STARR procedure was introduced a few years ago for the treatment of obstructed defaecation syndrome secondary to internal rectal intussusception and rectocele. We present a case of severe retroperitoneal sepsis with mediastinal and subcutaneous emphysema complicating STARR, treated by transperineal pelvic drainage and a loop sigmoid colostomy.
Retroperitoneal sepsis with mediastinal and subcutaneous emphysema complicating stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) / Stolfi, Vm; Micossi, C; Sileri, P; Venza, M; Gaspari, A. - In: TECHNIQUES IN COLOPROCTOLOGY. - ISSN 1123-6337. - 13:1(2009), pp. 69-71. [10.1007/s10151-009-0465-7]