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Chirurgia 2006 October;19(5):357-8

language: Italian

Solitary rectal ulcer sindrome

Cortese M.

Libero Professionista, Specialista in Chirurgia Generale


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The SRUS rare, rectal, in young age. Pathogenesis unknown. Peculiar for difficult obstructed defecation. It appears as ulcer single or multiple, preulcer inflammation or polipoid. Histologically replacement of lamina propria by fibrosis and smooth muscle. The main symptoms are: difficult defecation, scanty rectal bleeding, soiling, digito-defecation, pelvic pain. Therapy is not effective. Of some utility fibers diet, suppositories, ulcer removal, rectal prolapse repair, if advanced. No to anterior rectal resection.

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