Caecal distension and secondary ischaemia

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Recent closure of ileostomy. Now distension and abdominal pain. Past history ultra low anterior resection of rectum.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female

Gross gaseous distension of the caecum due to distal obstruction at the anal anastomosis. The caecal mucosa is thickened, ragged and contains gas bubbles consistent with at least venous ischaemia. No gas within draining veins.

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Case information

rID: 19824
Published: 15th Oct 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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