Original communication| Volume 24, ISSUE 2, P212-220, August 1948

Resection of rectum and rectosigmoid with preservation of the sphincter for benign spastic lesions producing megacolon An experimental study

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        1. A series of twenty cases of megacolon with spasm of the rectosigmoid in children in reported.
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        2. A method of resection of the rectum and rectosigmoid, with preservation of the sphincter, is described. This method was evaluated in a series of fifteen dogs. Results showed (a) infection in but one case, (b) good sphincter control in all, and (c) no postoperative strictures.
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        3. The operation has been successfully used on three children.
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