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(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) pathol a protrusion or herniation of the rectum into the vagina
[C19: New Latin, from rectum + -cele]


(ˈrɛk təˌsil)

a hernia of the rectum into the vagina.
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Noun1.rectocele - protrusion or herniation of the rectum into the vagina; can occur if pelvic muscles are weakened by childbirth
colpocele, vaginocele - hernia projecting into the vagina


n. rectocele, hernia del recto con protrusión en la vagina.


n rectocele m
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MR rectography evaluation of rectoceles with oral gadopentetate dimeglumine and polyethylene glycol solution.
Most rectoceles are in females, anterior is most common but posterior is rare.
When operational procedures are performed for surgical treatment of the rectoceles, incomplete external anal sphincteric muscle rupture in which subcutaneous external anal sphincteric muscle stays intact, and anterior sphincteroplasty procedure should be taken into account.
Contract notice: An open procedure for the award of a batch distribution of surgical systems for the treatment of urinary incontinence and cysts and rectoceles occurring for 24 months at the structures of obstetrics - gynecology and urology of AO S.
Female patients with PFDs who appeared to have rectoceles and were older than 18 years were included in the study.
For vaginal hysterectomy inverted T and V incisions were made and anterior and posterior colporraphy were carried out for cases where there were cystoceles and rectoceles. After surgery patients were kept in post op ITC for 24-48 hours and put on intravenous antibiotics and are then shifted to the gynaecology ward and put on oral antibiotics on discharge.
These included 7 rectoceles, 2 cystoceles and 4 colpoceles.
Prospective randomized trial of polyglactin 910 mesh to prevent recurrence of cystoceles and rectoceles. Am J Obstet Gynecol.
Rectoceles are almost always associated with a perineal body defect (anal sphincter defect).
However, I was disappointed to see only a glossing over of the sexual function problems women have related to their rectoceles before surgery, and more of an emphasis on the postoperative problems of dyspareunia and vaginal opening constriction from the overtightening of the bulbocavernosus muscles.
As a stimulant-free stool softener for comfortable relief Colace particularly addresses adults with medical conditions that may cause constipation, such as hemorrhoids, IBS, rectoceles, fissures and fistulas, for which a decrease in straining is highly desirable.
Rectoceles also have been described in male patients studied with defecography and computed tomography.