Proctitis refers to inflammation of the lining of the rectum (rectal mucosa) it may be acute or chronic. When is involves the rest of the wider colon, it is then termed proctocolitis.

Proctitis may have a range of clinical symptoms including: 

Proctitis may result from number of pathologies

Usually tends to show diffuse thickening of the rectum

Possible differential considerations include

Article information

rID: 66295
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Inflammation of the rectum
  • Rectal inflammation

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: radiation proctitis
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  • Case 2: CMV proctitis
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