INTRODUCTION: Stapled anopexy is considered the gold standard in treating haemorroidal disease associated to mucosal prolapse, but severe complications have been described. Among these, a minimal anastomotic leakage may lead to gas spreading into surrounding soft tissues. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 61 year old male who developed pneumoretroperitoneum and pneumomediastinun two days after a Stapled Anopexy. CT scans showed a minimal leakage with no abscess. The patient was successfully treated by bowel rest, antibiotics and total parenteral nutrition, avoiding surgical approach. CONCLUSION: A minimal anastomotic leakage following Stapled Anopexy, when leading to air diffusion into soft tissues and not associated to abscess or peritonitis may be treated conservatively avoiding ileostomy or colostomy.

Macchini, D., Guttadauro, A., Frassani, S., Maternini, M., & Gabrielli, F. (2016). Pneumoretroperitoneum and pneumomediastinum after stapled anopexy Is conservative treatment possible?. ANNALI ITALIANI DI CHIRURGIA, 87(5), 456-460.

Pneumoretroperitoneum and pneumomediastinum after stapled anopexy Is conservative treatment possible?

MACCHINI, DANIELE
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GUTTADAURO, ANGELO
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FRASSANI, SILVIA;GABRIELLI, FRANCESCO
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2016

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Stapled anopexy is considered the gold standard in treating haemorroidal disease associated to mucosal prolapse, but severe complications have been described. Among these, a minimal anastomotic leakage may lead to gas spreading into surrounding soft tissues. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 61 year old male who developed pneumoretroperitoneum and pneumomediastinun two days after a Stapled Anopexy. CT scans showed a minimal leakage with no abscess. The patient was successfully treated by bowel rest, antibiotics and total parenteral nutrition, avoiding surgical approach. CONCLUSION: A minimal anastomotic leakage following Stapled Anopexy, when leading to air diffusion into soft tissues and not associated to abscess or peritonitis may be treated conservatively avoiding ileostomy or colostomy.
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Anastomotic leakage; Pneumoretroperitoneum; Stapled anopexy;
Pneumoretroperitoneum, pneumomediastinum, Stapled Anopexy
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Macchini, D., Guttadauro, A., Frassani, S., Maternini, M., & Gabrielli, F. (2016). Pneumoretroperitoneum and pneumomediastinum after stapled anopexy Is conservative treatment possible?. ANNALI ITALIANI DI CHIRURGIA, 87(5), 456-460.
Macchini, D; Guttadauro, A; Frassani, S; Maternini, M; Gabrielli, F
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