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Surgery for Rectal Prolapse: General Criteria for the Selection of the Best Treatment

  • Giovanni Romano
  • Francesco Bianco
  • Luisa Caggiano

Abstract

Rectal prolapse is an intussusception of the rectum, which may be classified as mucosal, internal (occult) or complete (full thickness). Mucosal prolapse is a protrusion of the mucosa only without sliding of the muscular layer, which remains in place. Internal rectal prolapse does not come down beyond the anal canal and, frequently, is not associated with any symptoms; it is likely to be a precursor of a complete prolapse. Complete rectal prolapse is a full-thickness protrusion through the anal canal.

Keywords

Pelvic Floor Anal Canal Pelvic Floor Muscle Rectal Prolapse Lateral Ligament 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Romano
    • 1
  • Francesco Bianco
    • 1
  • Luisa Caggiano
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery I“S.G. Moscati” HospitalAvellinoItaly

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