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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Considering that the colorectal distress increases with the increase in rectocele degree, component validity was tested by performing correlation analysis between the CRADI-8 score and rectocele degree.
Stapled transanal rectal resection to treat obstructed defecation caused by rectal intussusception and rectocele.
A number of different approaches have been described for rectocele repair, with some preferring a transabdominal approach.
Compared with being white, being black was found to be protective for all types of prolapse progression, while being Hispanic increased the risk of cystocele progression by 21%, and being Asian/Pacific Islander increased the risk of cystocele and rectocele progression by more than 200%.
Other studies have found that evacuation defecography changed the diagnosis of rectocele, enterocele and cystocele in 75% of patients.
For patients with a rectocele, it is best to base therapy on the functional, rather than the anatomical, problem, Dr.
FOR rectocele, discomfort on moving the bowels and difficulty in passing a stool.
We observed variety of presentations, including solitary rectal ulcers (n=4) and rectocele (n=3) but full thickness rectal prolapse was predominant(n=24).
1) Two third of affected women have concominent cystocele and/or rectocele.
Similarly stage 3 and 4 colpocele and rectocele were observed in 30% and 33% of the colpocele and rectocele observed, respectively (Table 2).
Rectocele repair should not preclude the use of mesh, however, especially when a prior nonmesh repair has failed.