Outlet Obstructive Constipation

  • Gwanchul Lee


Constipation and fecal incontinence can occur together, and to understand the role of anal physiology laboratory where the patients are examined, it could be helpful to understand the normal bowel movement. Defecation disorders occurring from functional problem rather than anatomical structure abnormalities in the anus and pelvic floor are called dyssynergic defecation and also obstructed defecation syndrome. Obstructive constipation is the same with slow transit constipation; for initial treatment, dietary therapy and medical treatment is performed. Although rectocele suffering from outlet obstructive constipation symptom can be improved by medical treatment together with lifestyle change, but in the case with weak response, surgery has to be considered. There was no difference in postoperative recurrence and no comparison in functional outcome from comparative study of the transanal or transvaginal repair.


Constipation Defecation disorder Outlet obstruction Rectocele 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gwanchul Lee
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  1. 1.Colorectal Division, Department of SurgeryHansol HospitalSeoulSouth Korea

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