Rectal prolapse is a protrusion of the rectum through the anus is both the three tunics of the rectum (true prolapse) or only the mucosa (false prolapse).
Causes of rectal prolapse
There are several factors that cause prolapse:
- The depth of the bottom of peritoneal sac (rectovaginal or rectovesical).
- Idiopathic intussusception of superior rectum.
- The failure of normal fixation right in his cell.
- Sphincter weakness and muscle deficiency puborectal.
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Symptoms of rectal prolapse
There are several symptoms that may indicate the existence of a rectal prolapse:
- Procidentia usually bulky, about the size of a tangerine or orange.
- Incontinence of varying importance.
Rectal prolapse: prevention
There is no specific prevention for prolapse. However, correct and treat constipation can be effective.
Treatment of rectal prolapse
Surgical treatment is the only effective therapy in prolapse, but it is difficult and controversial. The specialist in Coloproctology should have done a thorough review before deciding how to approach surgery. The surgery can be performed abdominally, laparoscopically or via perineal, by Delorme technique.