An anastomotic leak is a serious complication of colorectal surgery. Leak management is often grueling, and a definitive stoma is often mandatory for rescue therapy. Herein, we present a patient who experienced coloanal anastomotic dehiscence and complete stricture at the proximal part of the anastomosis. This case was successfully treated with a fully covered self-expandable metallic stent placement via the combined endoscopic (per ileostomy) and manual (per anal channel) rendezvous technique.
Departments of *Gastroenterology
‡Surgery, ESOGU Faculty of Medicine, Eskişehir
†Department of Gastroenterology, Ankara Yuksek Ihtisas Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Reprints: Erkin Oztas, MD, Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Tip Fakültesi İç Hastaliklari ABD, Gastroenteroloji Bilim Dali, Büyükdere Mahallesi, Meşelik Yerleşkesi, 26040 Odunpazari, Eskişehir, Turkey (e-mail: email@example.com).
Received February 3, 2018
Accepted April 19, 2018