What is the role of video defecography in the workup of pediatric rectal prolapse?

Updated: Nov 12, 2018
  • Author: Jaime Shalkow, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Video defecography (ie, videofluoroscopy of the barium-filled rectum during defecation) can be used to identify rectal prolapse or intussusception or to disclose significant pathology (enterocele, rectocele, sigmoid intussusception) and thereby guide surgical treatment. [33, 34, 35] It is considered unnecessary for full-thickness rectal prolapse. [36, 37]


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