Concurrent genital and rectal prolapse: Two pathologies - One joint operation

Arieh Dekel, David Rabinerson, Zion Ben Rafael, Boris Kaplan, Boris Mislovaty, Yitzhak Bayer*

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Abstract

This study is a prospective assessment of a joint operation to repair concomitant genital and rectal prolapse, including 10 women treated for concomitant genital and rectal prolapse from 1991 to 1995. Joel-Cohen vaginal hysterectomy was used to correct the genital prolapse, followed by the Altemeier procedure (transperineal rectosigmoidectomy) to correct the rectal prolapse. The post-operative course was uneventful in all cases and there were no recurrences of prolapse in the three year follow up period. Improvement of sphincteric tone was shown in all cases by transrectal manometry, and bladder and rectal continence was maintained. The combined surgical procedure for concurrent genital and rectal prolapse is easy to perform and safe and efficient in terms of recurrence and continence. It is hoped this report will increase multidisciplinary awareness of an effective solution for a potentially debilitating problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume107
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

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