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Vol. 24 - Num. 94

Clinical Reviews in Digestive Diseases

Solitary rectal ulcer secondary to recurrent rectal prolapse

Itziar Bueno Vidána, Irene Gómez-Pastrana Paua, Iván Carabaño Aguadoa, Indalecio Cano Novillob, Enrique Salcedo Lobatoa, Enrique Medina Beníteza

aSección de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición Pediátrica. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
bServicio de Cirugía Pediátrica. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: I Bueno. E-mail: itziar.bueno@salud.madrid.org

Reference of this article: Bueno Vidán I, Gómez-Pastrana Pau I, Carabaño Aguado I, Cano Novillo I, Salcedo Lobato E, Medina Benítez E. Solitary rectal ulcer secondary to recurrent rectal prolapse. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2022;24:e239-e241.

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Abstract

Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SURS) is a rare disease in paediatrics, especially when it is associated with recurrent rectal prolapse. It can be easily confused with other conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which can lead to a delayed diagnosis. It manifests in the form of tenesmus, faecal urgency, mild rectal bleeding possibly accompanied by mucus and incomplete evacuation. Performance of a rectoscopy with collection of biopsy samples is essential for diagnosis. Its treatment is still subject to controversy, as there are no consensus guidelines for the management of this disease. If there is recurrent prolapse, surgery is usually required.

Keywords

Prolapse Rectal bleeding Rectum Ulcer

 

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