Treatment of Rectal Intussusception by Internal Delorme Procedure

  • Ezio Ganio
  • Iacopo Giani


Tuttle first described a rectoanal intussusception in 1903 [1]. Since that time, several authors have described this anatomical condition in different ways — internal intussusception, internal procidentia, intrarectal prolapse, internal prolapse of the rectum, occult rectal prolapse — with the purpose of delineating a “circumferential descent (funnel-shaped infolding) of the rectal wall that does not pass beyond the anal canal”.


Rectal Prolapse Rectal Intussusception Internal Rectal Prolapse Dyssynergic Defecation Transanal Rectal Resection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ezio Ganio
    • 1
  • Iacopo Giani
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgeryColorectal Eporediensis CentreMonzaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Medical and Surgical CareUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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