Transanal gauze packing to manage massive presacral bleeding secondary to prescral abscess caused by rectal anastomotic leakage: A novel approach

Byung Eun Yoo, Dong Won Lee, Seung Won Lee, Jung-Myun Kwak, Jin Kim, Seon Hahn Kim

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Anastomotic leakage following rectal resection is a serious and fearful complication, and may cause presacral abscess and/or peritonitis. To our knowledge, massive hematochezia secondary to presacral abscess caused by anastomotic leakage has not yet been reported in the literature. We observed this rare and life-threatening complication in three patients who were successfully treated with a simple but effective transanal gauze packing technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-239
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Surgical Treatment and Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 1



  • Anastomotic leak
  • Gauze packing
  • Massive hematohezia
  • Presacral abscess
  • Rectal resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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