Posterior Compartment:Rectocele Reconstruction

  • Magie A. Kahn


The posterior vaginal wall prolapses when visceral contents herniate through the “fascia” or fibro- muscular posterior wall of the vagina or through a disruption of these fascial attachments to the uterosacral-cardinal ligament complex, levator fascia, or perineal body. Herniation of the rectum is called a rectocele (Fig. 14.1); herniation of peritoneal contents may be called a culdocele, enterocele, peritoneocele, or sigmoidocele, depending on the contents of the hernia sac.


Pelvic Organ Prolapse Vaginal Prolapse Perineal Body Rectovaginal Septum Posterior Colporrhaphy 
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