Full thickness rectoanal intussusception

Case contributed by Dr Vikas Shah


Difficult defaecation. Feeling of pressure in back passage.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

The pelvic floor lies low at rest. A vaginal ring pessary is present. As evacuation progresses, there is circumferential infolding of the full thickness of the upper and mid rectum into the low rectum, but not beyond the anal margin. 

Case Discussion

These are findings of a grade IV intussusception - the full thickness of the rectum prolapsing down into the anal canal but not beyond the anal verge.

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Case information

rID: 50431
Published: 7th Mar 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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