Rectal Prolapse (cont.)
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The goal of all of the surgical techniques used to correct a prolapsed rectum is to attach or secure the rectum to the back side (or posterior) part of the inner pelvis. Surgery is performed through either the abdomen or the perineum.
For people too weak for surgery, a doctor can prevent a prolapse by inserting a wire or plastic loop to hold the sphincter closed.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/30/2015
George Lazarou, MD, FACOG
Simmy Bank, MD, MB, ChB
Mary L Windle, PharmD
BS Anand, MD
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