Rectosigmoid perforation and intestinal evisceration from transanal suction

Walter S. Cain, Charles G. Howell, Moritz M. Ziegler, Allen J. Finley, Morris J. Asch, John P. Grant

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Transanal suction injuries were sustained in 1981 by five children when they sat upon uncovered swimming area drain sites. Tears of the rectosigmoid areas occurred in each with associated evisceration and loss of substantial amounts of small intestine because of mesenteric separation. These cases are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-13
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1983
Externally publishedYes


  • Rectosigmoid perforations
  • intestinal evisceration
  • swimming pool injuries
  • transanal suction injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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