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Obstructed defecation caused by a cystourethrocele and mobile posterior vaginal wall: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11716005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obstructed defecation may be caused by a rectocele and/or enterocele. Rectal wall procidentia may be due to an enterocele bulging into the rectum. Another cause of rectal procidentia resulting in obstructed defecation is presented. A 65-year-old woman complained of vaginal prolapse and incomplete bowel emptying. Pelvic examination revealed that a stage III anterior vaginal wall prolapse caused a mobile posterior vaginal wall to prolapse into the anal canal, resulting in rectal procidentia and subsequently in obstructed defecation. Careful assessment of all pelvic floor compartments is important to identify the cause of obstructed defecation, particularly in the absence of a rectocele.
K Baessler; B Schuessler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction     Volume:  12     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-21     Completed Date:  2002-02-15     Revised Date:  2011-08-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9514583     Medline TA:  Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  349-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cantonal Hospital Lucerne, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Constipation / etiology*
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
Intestinal Obstruction / etiology*
Rectal Prolapse / etiology
Treatment Outcome
Uterine Prolapse / complications*,  surgery

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