Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome and Pelvic Pain



Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) is a benign functional bowel disorder. It was first described by Madigan and Morson from St. Mark’s Hospital in 1969 [1]. The term is misleading as none or multiple ulcers may be present. Etiological theories have included hormonal, behavioral, structural, and mechanical causes. Unfortunately, there is very little definitive evidence regarding not only the etiology but also the treatment of this condition.


Botulinum Toxin Rectal Prolapse Interstitial Cystitis Chronic Pelvic Pain Argon Plasma Coagulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryUniversity Hospital North StaffordshireStoke-on-Trent, North StaffsUK

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