Rectal procidentia: diagnosis and management

Elisa A Stein, David E Stein
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America 2006, 16 (1): 189-201
Rectal prolapse or procidentia is a common condition with detrimental effects on continence and social function. One of the most devastating complications for patients suffering from this disorder is fecal incontinence. The psychologic trauma these patients experience can be debilitating. This article provides an overview of rectal procidentia, including a review of the symptomatic presentation, etiology, classification, diagnosis, and treatment.

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