Benign Colorectal Disease Trauma of the Colon and Rectum

Reza Askari, Ali Salim, Matthew Martin

Key Concepts

  • Most colonic injuries are associated with penetrating trauma.
  • Colonic injuries can often be treated by primary repair or resection with anastomosis.
  • Extraperitoneal rectal injuries are usually treated with colostomy; washout and presacral drainage are not generally indicated.

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Last updated: January 26, 2022