Rectopexy with Mesh: The Orr-Loygue Technique

  • Aldo Infantino
  • Roberto Bellomo
  • Domenico Del Ciampo


Rectal prolapse is a very disabling disease, and although its etiopathogenesis has not yet been well established, it is frequently associated with other abnormalities, including patulous anus, levator ani muscle diastasis, mesorectum elongation, deep pouch of Douglas, redundant rectosigmoid and increased width of the retrorectal space. The term complete rectal prolapse (CRP) is used for intussusception of the entire rectum outside the anal canal, which may be temporary or, more rarely, permanent. Rectoanal intussusception (RAI) is a partial or total rectal invagination without protrusion from the anus. However, although RAI may be strongly suggested by the patient’s symptoms and suspected at clinical examination, and its demonstration at dynamic proctography is easy, its clinical implications are difficult to evaluate, as radiological images suggesting RAI may be found even in healthy subjects [1].


Rectal Prolapse Genital Prolapse Vaginal Vault Prolapse Obstruct Defecation Syndrome Rectal Intussusception 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aldo Infantino
    • 1
  • Roberto Bellomo
    • 1
  • Domenico Del Ciampo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryCivil HospitalSan Vito al Tagliamento (PN)Italy

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