Journal article

Solitary rectal ulcer and complete rectal prolapse: one condition or two?

YS Kang, MA Kamm, RJ Nicholls

International Journal of Colorectal Disease | Published : 1995


We studied the physiological features of patients with complete rectal prolapse and different degrees of solitary rectal ulcer syndrome to determine whether these conditions are likely to form part of the same disorder. 52 solitary rectal ulcer patients (median age 31, 40 females), and 15 complete rectal prolapse patients (median age 31, 12 females) were studied. Solitary rectal ulcer patients were divided into 3 groups, based on the extent of accompanying rectal prolapse (no prolapse, internal prolapse, or external prolapse). Both solitary rectal ulcer patients without prolapse and with internal prolapse had significantly higher maximum anal resting (p < 0.01 for both groups) and squeeze pr..

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