Hartman's procedure

Hartman's procedure

A surgical operation, performed mainly for cancer of the rectum and lower colon, in which the segment of the bowel containing the cancer is removed, the rectal stump is over-sewn, and the lower end of the sigmoid colon is brought out as a COLOSTOMY. (Robert Hartman, 1831 is removed, the rectal stump is over-sewn, and the lower end of the sigmoid colon 93, German surgeon).
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Inter sphincter APE is better than low Hartman's procedure as it has reduced rate of pelvic sepsis.
All patients were treated with colonic resection followed by primary anastomsis or Hartman's procedure.