What is levator repair with posterior suspension 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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Levator repair with posterior suspension is performed via a posterior sagittal approach. Nwako reported a 100% success rate with the Lockhart-Mummery procedure, which involves packing the presacral space with gauze through a posterior approach and excision of the prolapsed mucosa. [23] Hight et al recommend linear rectal cauterization of the anorectal mucosa; they had 98% success in 72 patients. [24]


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