Surgery for rectal prolapse: General criteria for the selection of the best treatment

Giovanni Romano, Francesco Bianco, Luisa Caggiano

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRectal Prolapse: Diagnosis and Clinical Management
PublisherSpringer Milan
Pages177-182
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9788847006836
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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