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Defecography (cont.)

Indications

  • Obstipation
  • Unexplained rectal bleeding or mucous discharge
  • Suspected rectal intussusception or prolapse
  • Feeling of incomplete evacuation or anal blockage
  • Rectal tenesmus (painful, long-continued, and ineffective straining at stool)
  • Necessity of special maneuvers, such as self-digitation, to obtain rectal evacuation
  • Fecal incontinence or soiling
  • Solitary rectal ulcer
  • Comparative evaluation of anorectal function before and after medical treatment (biofeedback) or surgery (rectopexy, post-anal repair)
 


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