rectocele

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rectocele

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

rec•to•cele

(ˈrɛk təˌsil)

n.
a hernia of the rectum into the vagina.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

rec·to·cele

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

rectocele

n rectocele m
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Most rectoceles are in females, anterior is most common but posterior is rare.
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Female patients with PFDs who appeared to have rectoceles and were older than 18 years were included in the study.
Prospective randomized trial of polyglactin 910 mesh to prevent recurrence of cystoceles and rectoceles.
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.
These included 7 rectoceles, 2 cystoceles and 4 colpoceles.
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.
Try medical management, but consider surgery in patients with rectoceles greater than 4 cm who fail to respond and in those who must use rectal or vaginal digitation or perineal support maneuvers to defecate.
Try medical management, but consider surgery in those patients with rectoceles greater than 4 cm who fail to respond and in those who must use rectal or vaginal digitation or perineal support maneuvers to defecate.
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.