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Rectal prolapse in children most commonly happens
before the age of 4, and usually before age 1. Boys and girls are equally
likely to develop the condition.
A child's risk for rectal prolapse may increase because of
a structural problem in the digestive system. Other conditions that increase a
child's risk for rectal prolapse include:
Gearhart SL (2012). Diverticulitis disease and common anorectal disorders. In DL Longo et al., eds., Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 18th ed., vol. 2, pp. 2502–2510. New York: McGraw-Hill.
April 15, 2013
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
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