Nouveaux concepts physiologiques, diagnostiques et thérapeutiques dans la prise en charge des rectocèles de la femme

Translated title of the contribution: New physiological, diagnostic and therapeutic concepts in the management of rectoceles in women

B. Deval, Arash Rafii Tabrizi, S. Poilpot, F. Wicart, N. Aflak, M. Levardon

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Anterior rectocele is not only a herniation of the anterior rectal wall into the vagina, but rather a complex anatomical and functional abnormality which may be isolated or associated with other pelvic floor disorders. It could result in rectal obstruction with dischezia, manual extraction of feces, and fecal or gas incontinence. The purpose of this review is to describe and to assess the most useful methods for the diagnosis and for the treatment of the rectocele. Data from physical examination may be improved by defecography. Surgery remains the main treatment: several surgical ways (perineal, anal, abdominal, laparoscopic) are described. Analysis of the anatomical and functional results allows to assess these techniques and to determine the best therapeutic option.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)180-194
Number of pages15
JournalGynecologie Obstetrique Fertilite
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes



  • Constipation
  • Dyspareunia
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Posterior colporraphy
  • Rectocele
  • Rectovaginal fascia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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