Rectal Prolapse

  • Steven Mills


Rectal prolapse is a telescoping of the rectum out of the anus; an intussusception is when the telescoping does not protrude through the anal canal. Either condition can be uncomfortable or less commonly painful, and are often associated with varying degrees of embarrassment for the patient. They rarely present with ischemia or necrosis of the rectum; these advanced states represent an emergent situation.



This chapter was authored by Anthony M. Vernava, III and David E. Beck in the previous edition of this textbook.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Mills
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of CaliforniaIrvine, OrangeUSA

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