Perineal approaches to rectal prolapse

Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2008 May;21(2):100-5. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1075858.


The management of full-thickness rectal prolapse involves surgical intervention in the majority of cases. Many procedures have been described. Perineal procedures are generally reserved for patients with multiple comorbid conditions or those considered too elderly or frail to withstand an abdominal surgical approach. They also play an important role in the management of rectal mucosal prolapse. The techniques, advantages, and complications of perineal approaches to rectal prolapse in use today are the focus of this chapter.

Keywords: Rectal prolapse; perineal procedures; procidentia; rectal mucosal prolapse.