Rectal prolapse

Procidentia; Rectal intussusception

Rectal prolapse occurs when the rectum sags and comes through the anal opening.

Rectal prolapse

Rectal prolapse may be partial, involving only the mucosa or complete, involving the entire wall of the rectum.

Rectal prolapse repair - series

The rectum is the final portion of the large intestine. It empties stool from the body through the anus. The rectum is anchored in position by ligaments. When these ligaments weaken, the rectum can move out of its normal position, downward, and pass through the anus. This is called rectal prolapse.



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