Peristeen® Anal Irrigation System
The Peristeen® Anal Irrigation System is intended to instil water into the colon through a rectal catheter, which incorporates an inflatable balloon-inserted into the rectum to promote evacuation of the contents of the lower colon. The Peristeen Anal Irrigation System is indicated for use by children (2 years - <12 years old), adolescent (12 years - < 18 years old), transitional adolescent (18 - <21 years old) and adult patients with neurogenic bowel dysfunction who suffer from fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and/or time-consuming bowel management procedures.
Peristeen Anal Irrigation must not be used in the following situations:
- Known obstruction of the large bowel due to strictures or tumours
- Acute inflammatory bowel disease
- Complex diverticular disease
- Abdominal or anal surgery within the last 3 months
- In patients who are pregnant and have not used the system before*
*If the patient is pregnant and has never used anal irrigation before, they should not start the irrigation procedure during pregnancy
Warning: Anal irrigation procedures should always be carried out with care. Bowel perforation is an extremely rare, but serious and potentially lethal complication to anal irrigation and will require immediate admission to a hospital, often requiring surgery.
See the device manual for detailed information regarding the procedure, contraindications, warnings, precautions and potential complications/adverse events. For further information, call Coloplast Canada Corporation at 1-877-820-7008 and/or consult the company website at www.coloplast.ca.