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Physiologic and anatomic assessment of patients with rectocele.
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PMID:  1855428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clinical, physiologic, and anatomic assessments were carried out in 22 female patients with symptomatic rectocele (Group A), 15 patients with asymptomatic rectocele (Group B), and 14 subjects having no rectocele (Group C). Resting and pressure, rectal pressure, rectal compliance, anorectal inhibitory reflex, and rectal sensation did not differ among the groups. Proctography revealed that the lengths of the rectocele during attempted defecation in groups A (1.6 [1.0-3.5] cm) (median and range) and B (1.6 [1.0-3.0] cm) were significantly greater than that in Group C (0.4 [0.1-0.9] cm) (P less than 0.001 in both groups). Median pelvic floor descent at rest in Groups A (4.3 [1.6-7.5] cm) (median and range) and B (4.3 [1.3-6.9] cm) were significantly greater than that in Group C (2.5 [1.2-5.0] cm) (P less than 0.001 and P less than 0.02, respectively). These results indicate that rectocele is not associated with any physiologic change apart from a significant increase of pelvic floor descent.
K Yoshioka; Y Matsui; O Yamada; M Sakaguchi; H Takada; K Hioki; M Yamamoto; M Kitada; I Sawaragi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the colon and rectum     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0012-3706     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Colon Rectum     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-29     Completed Date:  1991-08-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372764     Medline TA:  Dis Colon Rectum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  704-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anal Canal / physiopathology
Defecation / physiology
Hernia / complications,  pathology,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Rectal Diseases / complications,  pathology*,  physiopathology*
Rectum / physiopathology
Sensation / physiology

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