The most used surgical technic for treatment of rectal prolapse is the rectal promontofixation by laparotomy. In the last years, the perineal rectossigmoidectomy has been widely performed again, as alternative for old pacients, particulary for these who have other severe diseases. We've studied 14 pacients operated on perineal rectosigmoidectomy (Altemeier procedure ), 13 women and only 01 man. There were 50% constipated ,also 14,2% had chronic diarrhoea and 64,2% were incontinent. The medium age was of 72,2 years, 64,2% had manual anastomosis and 35,8% mechanic and 42,9% had posterior anal repair (Parks) at the same surgical time. The pacients were hospitalized for 3,8 days (mean time), there were no imediate or recent complications and just 01 recurrence (7,1%). As wehad good results, low morbimortality and acceptable recurrence, we have performed that technique more usually, specially for old patients.
Brineal; Rectosigmoidectomy; Rectal prolapse