Surgeons can repair a complete
rectal prolapse. They make 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.
Varma M, et al. (2011). Practice parameters for the management of rectal prolapse. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 54(11): 1339–1346. Available online: http://www.fascrs.org/physicians/practice_parameters.
April 15, 2013
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
& C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
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