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Surgeons can repair a complete
rectal prolapse by making a cut through the abdomen or
If the surrounding tissue is no longer holding part of large
intestine in the correct position, your surgeon may have to remove part of the
intestine and then reattach it to the rectum. This surgery is often done
through the anus.
Dozois EJ, Pemberton JH (2006). Rectal prolapse and
solitary rectal ulcer syndrome section of Hemorrhoids and other anorectal
disorders. In MM Wolfe et al., eds., Therapy of Digestive Disorders, 2nd ed., pp. 954–955. Philadelphia: Saunders
July 6, 2011
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
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