Anal incontinence after transanal versus transvaginal repair of rectocele: matched pair cohort analysis

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Gynaecologists traditionally define a rectocele as a prolapse of the rectum into the vagina with descent towards the introitus and have repaired this via a transvaginal route. Although the first posterior colporrhaphy was ascribed to Simon of Heidelberg in 1867 1, initial studies of bowel function after a rectocele repair were published only in the early… (More)

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