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Neorectum prolapse after rectal cancer surgery corrected with perineal stapled prolapse resection
  1. Joanna Pauline A Baltazar,
  2. Marc Paul J Lopez and
  3. Mark Augustine S Onglao
  1. Department of Surgery, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joanna Pauline A Baltazar; joannabaltazar{at}


A 61-year-old woman developed neorectal prolapse after laparoscopic low anterior resection, total mesorectal excision with partial intersphincteric resection and handsewn coloanal anastomosis for rectal cancer. She presented with a 3 cm full thickness reducible prolapse, with associated anal pain and bleeding. A perineal stapled prolapse resection was performed to address the rectal prolapse, with satisfactory results.

  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • surgical oncology

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  • Contributors The patient was under the care of JB and ML. The report was written by JB and edited by MO and ML.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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