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n.1.(Surg.) An incision into the rectum, as for the division of a stricture.
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Visceral erosion can occur if the primary surgeon made a cystotomy or proctotomy before proceeding with the mesh kit, and the mesh eventually wore through the repaired area.
There were two intraoperative complications, a proctotomy that was unrelated to trocar insertion and a pelvic hematoma.