What is the Lockhart-Mummery surgical procedure for the treatment of pediatric rectal prolapse?

Updated: Nov 12, 2018
  • Author: Jaime Shalkow, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Mesh gauze packing is placed temporarily (for 8-10 days) in the retrorectal space to promote adhesions that stabilize the rectum. Success rates are very high (nearly 100%)


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