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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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The discriminant validity was assessed by comparing the mean scores of the rectocele and control groups.
A three-year prospective assessment of rectocele repair using porcine xenograft.
A rectocele consists of rectal mucosa, and represents a pulsion diverticulum of the lower anterior rectum.
For example, patients with severe constipation may have obstructed defecation related to rectocele or IRP.
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.
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.
Posterior colporrhaphy with AlloDerm graft augmentation significantly improved bowel dysfunction while causing no major complications in a prospective study of 188 women treated for symptomatic rectocele.
Some medical school professors still describe tears as uncommon, holding to the historic explanation of rectoceles as starting with the stretching of tissue in vaginal delivery, according to Dr.
Rectoceles, however, are better detected by examination than by MRI, he noted.
In a 1992 study of 74 consecutive patients with constipation, splinting, or straining and a history of pelvic surgery, defecography identified three rectoceles, seven enteroceles, and four sigmoidoceles that were not detected by physical examination, she noted.
Kahn and her associates conducted anorectal physiological studies on 63 women with symptomatic rectoceles who failed conservative treatment and desired surgery.
A "site-specific" rectocele repair involves the reapproximation of discrete rents in the rectovaginal fascia instead of a midline plication.