Anal and rectal traumas are relatively rare (except as a result of iatrogenic damage) because of the anatomic position of the anorectum; it is protected by the pelvic bones, the sacrum, and the pelvic floor muscles. Owing to its relatively superficial position, the anus is injured more often than the rectum, but trauma involving the extraperitoneal rectum, although rare, are often more severe and extend to neighboring organs. As in any trauma, the aim of surgery is to preserve life, followed by controlling infections and, in these cases, preserving fecal continence and evacuation function

Anal and Rectal Trauma

Altomare, Donato F.
2017

Abstract

Anal and rectal traumas are relatively rare (except as a result of iatrogenic damage) because of the anatomic position of the anorectum; it is protected by the pelvic bones, the sacrum, and the pelvic floor muscles. Owing to its relatively superficial position, the anus is injured more often than the rectum, but trauma involving the extraperitoneal rectum, although rare, are often more severe and extend to neighboring organs. As in any trauma, the aim of surgery is to preserve life, followed by controlling infections and, in these cases, preserving fecal continence and evacuation function
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