Sugar in the reduction of incarcerated prolapsed bowel - Report of two cases

James O. Myers, David A. Rothenberger

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Abstract

Incarcerated, prolapsed rectum, colostomies, and ileostomies, when viable, may be reduced using ordinary table sugar. The placing of sugar granules on the incarcerated bowel results in a decrease in tissue edema and spontaneous bowel reduction. The technique, case reports, and a review of the literature are herein reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)416-418
Number of pages3
JournalDiseases of the Colon & Rectum
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1991

Keywords

  • Colostomy
  • Hemorrhoidal prolapse
  • Ileostomy
  • Incarcerated
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Stomal prolapse
  • Sugar
  • Surgical technique

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