Incarcerated rectal prolapse--rupture and ileal evisceration after failed reduction: report of a case

Dis Colon Rectum. 1997 Oct;40(10):1254-7. doi: 10.1007/BF02055174.


We report a case of incarcerated rectal prolapse that could not be reduced after using the previously described application of ordinary table sugar. Gentle pressure caused the prolapsed rectum to perforate, and the small bowel herniated through the tear. This is only the second case reported in the literature of an ileal herniation through a perforated rectum after an attempted reduction of an incarcerated prolapse. It is the only reported case occurring after sugar application and the 42nd case of ileal herniation through the rectum from all causes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Rectal
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Hernia / etiology
  • Humans
  • Ileal Diseases / etiology*
  • Rectal Prolapse / complications*
  • Rectal Prolapse / therapy
  • Rectum / injuries*
  • Rupture
  • Sucrose / administration & dosage


  • Sucrose