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.
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These included 7 rectoceles, 2 cystoceles and 4 colpoceles.
However, I was disappointed to see only a glossing over of the sexual function problems women have related to their rectoceles before surgery, and more of an emphasis on the postoperative problems of dyspareunia and vaginal opening constriction from the overtightening of the bulbocavernosus muscles.
The 4 cases of POP recurrence that needed reoperation included one rectocele grade II and 1 low rectocele grade III that occurred following an anterior mesh implant only.
It can be used for a variety of pelvic floor procedures, including cystocele, enterocele, rectocele and vaginal vault prolapse procedures.
Concerns have been raised about the use of mesh and subsequent erosion in rectocele repair via posterior colporrhaphy, although many still advocate the use of mesh.
In the early stages of ODS, patients are usually able to defecate successfully because they are able to overcome the morphologic abnormalities that become accentuated during straining, such as prolapse and rectocele.
If the prolapse involves a more traditional type of rectocele, where there is loss of support in the distal vaginal wall, one must decide what type of repair--site specific or standard posterior colporrhaphy--will result in the best anatomic and functional out-comes.
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.
Kohrs commented, "DermMatrix will enhance our position in the surgical tissue market by reducing our supply constraints for urethral sling procedures and adding product sizes and price points to expand our market to include the estimated 150,000 cystocele and rectocele repairs performed each year.
Sixty-four percent (61) had a concomitant vault suspension, 70% (67) had an incontinence procedure, and 65% (62) had a rectocele repair.
The other three serious adverse events were in the posterior compartment with a rectocele or enterocele.