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Chirurgia 2008 October;21(5):285-7

Copyright © 2008 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Mucocele of rectal stump after high anterior resection for sigmoidal cancer. Case report

Salamina G. 1, Migliorini L. 2, Poccobelli M. 1, Rivolta U. 1, Luchetti P. 1, Sarro G. 1, Cattaneo A. 1, Tatani B. 1, Alabiso F. 1, Dameno V. R. 1, Bertoncini M. 1

1 Operative Unit of General Surgery Magenta Hospital, Milan, Italy 2 Operative Unit of Histopathology Magenta Hospital, Milan, Italy


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Mucocele (M) of rectal stump is a rare complication of colorectal surgery. It is difficult to diagnose preoperatively or directly in surgical theatre. It is usually diagnosed by histological examination. In this case report a case of rectal stump M following high anterior resection for sigmoidal cancer is presented.

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