The injection treatment of rectal prolapse

J Pediatr Surg. 1979 Feb;14(1):62-4. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3468(79)80578-3.


The injection of 5% phenol in oil into the rectal submucosa cured persistent rectal prolapse in 91 of 100 young children. This result supports the view that the common form of rectal prolapse in otherwise-healthy children primarily involves the mucosa and the muscular wall is only secondarily involved.

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Injections
  • Phenols / therapeutic use*
  • Rectal Prolapse / drug therapy*
  • Recurrence


  • Phenols