rectocele

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rectocele

 [rek´to-sēl]
hernial protrusion of part of the rectum into the vagina.

proc·to·cele

(prok'tō-sēl),
Prolapse or herniation of the rectum.
Synonym(s): rectocele
[procto- + G. kēlē, tumor]

rectocele

/rec·to·cele/ (rek´to-sēl) hernial protrusion of part of the rectum into the vagina.
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Rectocele.

rectocele

[rek′təsēl′]
Etymology: L, rectus + Gk, koilos, hollow
a protrusion of the rectum and posterior wall of the vagina into the vagina. The condition, which occurs after the muscles of the vagina and pelvic floor have been weakened by childbearing, old age, or surgery, may reflect a congenital weakness in the wall and may, if severe, result in dyspareunia and difficulty in evacuating the bowel. Also called proctocele. Compare cystocele.
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Rectocele protruding from the vaginal introitus

rectocele

Proctocele Surgery Herniation of part of the rectum into the vagina

proc·to·cele

(prok'tǒ-sēl)
Prolapse or herniation of the rectum.
Synonym(s): rectocele.
[procto- + G. kēlē, tumor]

rectocele

Bulging forward (prolapse) of the RECTUM into the vagina.

Rectocele

Bulging of the rectum into the vaginal wall.
Mentioned in: Pelvic Relaxation

rectocele

hernial protrusion of part of the rectum into the vagina.