What is the role of behavioral and physical therapies in the treatment of pediatric rectal prolapse?

Updated: Dec 12, 2019
  • Author: Jaime Shalkow, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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A study highlighted the relationship between rectal prolapse in older children and behavioral/psychiatric disorders (BPD). The study reported that patients who had enrolled in a program of behavioral and/or physical therapy had reductions in frequency and severity of prolapse after initiating pelvic floor strengthening, behavior modification, and biofeedback. [21]


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