Perforation of the sigmoid colon by an orthopedic nail - Report of a case

David C. McGiffin, John M. Dodsworth, Grenville S.J. Thynne

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Clinical features and radiographs are presented of a patient whose sigmoid colon was perforated by an orthopedic nail entering the peritoneal cavity via the left acetabulum. The patient was successfully treated by extraction of the nail and closure of the colonic defect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-197
Number of pages2
JournalDiseases of the Colon & Rectum
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1981
Externally publishedYes


  • Complication(s)
  • Perforation, sigmoid
  • Sigmoid perforation

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