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Rectal prolapse

Rectal prolapse

Overview

Rectal prolapse may be partial, involving only the mucosa or complete, involving the entire wall of the rectum.

Review Date 6/11/2018

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.