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solitary rectal ulcer syndrome
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solitary rectal ulcer syndrome A disease of young adults, more common in ♀ with irregular bowel habits Etiology Idiopathic, linked to laxative abuse, anal intercourse Clinical Hematochezia, ± accompanied by anal or abdominal pain, passage of mucus per rectum, excess straining on defecation; ulcers ±2 cm in diameter, close to anal verge Treatment Stool softeners; when accompanied by rectal prolapse, rectopexy may be required
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References in periodicals archive
Ghoshal, "Fecal evacuation disorder among patients with solitary rectal ulcer syndrome
: a case-control study," Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, vol.
Considering the defecographic data it is shown that rectorectal intususseption is the leading cause of external prolapse.18 Similarly patients with solitary rectal ulcer syndrome
predominantly have prolapse of the anterior wall.