Rectal anatomy following ripstein's operation for prolapse studied by cineradiography

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Abstract

Eleven patients operated on for rectal prolapse, according to the method described by Ripstein, were examined pre- and postoperatively with cineradiography of the rectum. The patients were asked to fill in a questionnaire to evaluate their histories of constipation. There is no apparent anatomic explanation for postoperative constipation. One patient had a rectal stricture and another, a recurrence in the shape of an intussusception.

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