rectocele

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protrusion or herniation of the rectum into the vagina

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Whether there was discriminant validity in patients with and without rectoceles was evaluated by comparing the averages of two groups within the groups.
A 2-year anatomical and functional assessment of transvaginal rectocele repair using a polypropylene mesh.
Similarly stage 3 and 4 colpocele and rectocele were observed in 30% and 33% of the colpocele and rectocele observed, respectively (Table 2).
4,5) Since we have been using transperineal ultrasound routinely, we have recognised sub-clinical rectoceles covered by mesh after a previous repair.
Most significant is the fact that of the 520 women who presented with decreased sensation with intercourse, 100% had identifiable rectoceles on physical exam.
Among the causes of constipation are paradoxical puborectalis contraction, rectocele, and pelvic floor failure, including rectal prolapse and rectoanal intussusception, but sometimes the cause is simple.
Rectoceles also have been described in male patients studied with defecography and computed tomography.
It has now been nearly a century since approaches to the posterior compartment to treat symptomatic rectoceles were first described.
When the prolapse is not demonstrable during the evaluation, defecography is useful for identifying rectoceles and other pathology that might be affecting evacuation.
In one well-conducted, randomized controlled study, the traditional posterior colporrhaphy was found to have a lower failure rate compared with the site-specific repair alone, or a site-specific repair with the addition of a porcine small intestine submucosa graft for rectoceles.
Transanal, transperineal, and transvaginal surgical approaches have been used to correct rectoceles.
Although he identified "scores" of rectoceles, enteroceles, and prolapses that did not require rectal examination for diagnosis, the only pertinent disease discovered during this time were three cases of rectal polyps.
Zylstra reported that 85% of patients had cystoceles repaired, 66% had rectoceles repaired, 56% had vault prolapse repaired, and 49% had enteroceles repaired.
The researchers detected five bladder neck prolapses, eight cystoceles, four urethral diverticula, three uterine prolapses, one clytrocele, and four rectoceles.
Gynecologists use various techniques to repair symptomatic rectoceles.