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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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An anatomic and functional assessment of the discrete defect rectocele repair.
Outcome after rectovaginal fascia reattachment for rectocele repair.
Midline rectovaginal fascial plication for repair of rectocele and obstructed defecation.
The approach to rectocele repair has evolved over the years, but the literature still suggests that a more traditional type of repair, with side-to-side plication and the use of delayed absorbable suture yields the best results with the least morbidity.
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.
While one type of graft may improve the surgical cure for cystoceles, it may not add any benefit for rectocele repairs.
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.
Longo adapted the procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids (PPH) technique--which he originally pioneered for treating internal prolapsed hemorrhoids--to correct the intussusception and rectocele abnormalities of ODS in the same operation.
The rectocele extended to or beyond the hymenal ring in 85% of patients.
We've all been trained in the traditional method that searches around for scraps of tissue to bring together in the hopes that we can eliminate the rectocele.
Physicians should not assume the tear responsible for a rectocele will have a common shape.
Fenner uses defecography to look for rectocele, enterocele, or rectal prolapse.