[Diastatic perforations of the colon of neoplastic origin. Apropos of 15 cases].J Chir (Paris). 1986 Nov; 123(11):644-50.JC
Typical findings in 15 patients with diastatic perforation of colon due to neoplasm were the preferential site of perforation in cecum and of obstruction in left colon, and the very poor prognosis with postoperative mortality of approximately 50%. The very varied therapeutic attitude is the result of difficulties in deciding which operative procedure is required. When perforation and obstruction are adjacent, a fairly rare observation, radical excision of the segment of intestine involved appears the most suitable operation. When the two lesions are separated then in addition to conservative treatment (suture of perforation and anus bypass or cecostomy alone or combined with colon bypass) an increasing number of authors recommend initial subtotal colectomy.