Epidemiologic aspects of complete rectal prolapse.

  title={Epidemiologic aspects of complete rectal prolapse.},
  author={Matti V Kairaluoma and Ilmo H Kellokumpu},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of surgery : SJS : official organ for the Finnish Surgical Society and the Scandinavian Surgical Society},
  volume={94 3},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS This study was undertaken to find out the incidence of rectal prolapse. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety-nine patients operated on for rectal prolapse at Jyväskylä Central Hospital were studied. Patients operated between 1988 and 1998 were studied retrospectively from hospital records using chart review and thirty-five patients operated on between 1999 and 2002 were studied prospectively using our proctologic database. RESULTS The annual incidence of diagnosed complete rectal… CONTINUE READING


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