enterocele


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enterocele

 [en´ter-o-sēl″]
1. any intestinal hernia; see terms under hernia.

en·ter·o·cele

(en'tĕr-o-sēl'),
1. A hernial protrusion through a defect in the rectovaginal or vesicovaginal pouch.
2. Synonym(s): abdominal cavity
3. An intestinal hernia.

enterocele

/en·tero·cele/ (en´ter-o-sēl″)
1. any hernia containing intestine.
2. hernia of intestine or a viscus into the posterior end of the labium majus.

enterocele

(ĕn′tə-rō-sēl′)
n.
1. A hernial protrusion through a defect in the rectovaginal or vesicovaginal pouch.
2. An intestinal hernia.

enterocele

[en′tirōsēl′]
1 a hernia of the intestine.
2 posterior vaginal hernia. Compare enterocoele.

enterocele

Surgery A hernia that contains intestine

en·ter·o·cele

(en'tĕr-o-sēl)
1. A hernial protrusion through a defect in the rectovaginal or vesicovaginal pouch.
2. Synonym(s): abdominal cavity.
3. An intestinal hernia.
[entero- + G. kēlē, hernia]

Enterocele

Bulging of the intestine into the upper part of the vagina.
Mentioned in: Pelvic Relaxation

enterocele

1. intestinal hernia.
2. the body cavity formed by outpouchings from the archenteron.
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Likewise, the proximal detachment of the rectovaginal septum from the uterosacral ligaments may be associated with an enterocele, while the disruption of the distal attachment to the perineal body (Level III) may result in a perineocele.
Other conditions treated by colorectal surgeons include perineal body defect, obstructed defecation, faecal incontinence, and in some cases enterocele.
Oral insulin from enterocele cells is transported to blood vessels in the center of the villi and carried to the portal circulation then to the liver, as with natural insulin.
is a thirty-year-old woman with a history of first-degree uterine prolapse, cystocele and enterocele.
The edges of the incision are grasped using Allis clamps, and lateral dissection is performed between the vaginal mucosa and enterocele sac until loose areolar tissue is noted.
Nichols described vault prolapse as a variant of enterocele.
In this stage, defecation may be obstructed by an enterocele that closes off the rectum, an invagination or intussusception of the anterior rectum caused by genital prolapse in women, an anterior flap of a rectocele covering the anal canal, or an invagination of the rectum into the anal canal, he said.
When a transverse cystocele occurs following a hysterectomy, the prolapse frequently includes an enterocele and loss of apical support that must also be repaired.
The reason was the presence of an enterocele in almost all patients (particularly those without a uterus).
If you're doing pelvic floor corrective surgery, that's an extremely important part of the evaluation because you're going to pick up a high rectocele, an enterocele, a vaginal cuff prolapse, or an anterior enterocele.
It can be used for a variety of pelvic floor procedures, including cystocele, enterocele, rectocele and vaginal vault prolapse procedures.
Authors of a 2007 Cochrane Review of the Surgical Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Women reported that for posterior vaginal wall prolapse, the vaginal approach was associated with a lower rate of recurrent rectocele and/or enterocele compared with the transanal approach (relative risk 0.