rectal prolapse: how to identify it?

Written by: Dr. Francisco Javier Aramburu Maqua
Edited by: Top Doctors®

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: 

  1. The depth of the bottom of peritoneal sac (rectovaginal or rectovesical). 
  2. Idiopathic intussusception of superior rectum. 
  3. The failure of normal fixation right in his cell. 
  4. Sphincter weakness and muscle deficiency puborectal. 

In women, 90% of cases, deliveries are flattering.


Symptoms of rectal prolapse

There are several symptoms that may indicate the existence of a rectal prolapse: 

  1. Procidentia usually bulky, about the size of a tangerine or orange. 
  2. Incontinence of varying importance. 
  3. Mucus.

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.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Francisco Javier Aramburu Maqua
Colon & Rectal Surgery

Dr. Francisco Javier Aramburu Maqua, is a surgeon with grade IV Coloproctologia career. He has participated in various national and international meetings and is a member of various associations, besides being the author of multiple chapters in medical and scientific books.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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