What is the role of cauterization in 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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In this procedure, the prolapsed rectum is circumferentially cauterized in a linear fashion extending to the submucosa. This produces perirectal inflammation and scarring that prevents further prolapse. The success rate is approximately 80%. [58]

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