Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Rectum: prolapse

Contributor(s): Ed Hall, Cheryl Hedlund, Philip K Nicholls

Introduction

  • Eversion of one or more layers of rectum through the anus.
  • Causes: persistent straining due to urogenital or intestinal disease, most commonly severe enteritis/proctitis associated with endoparasites.
  • Signs: <4 months old (not always).
  • Diagnosis: differentiate from ileocolic or colic intussusception Intussusception.
  • Treatment: eliminate underlying cause while alleviating immediate discomfort caused by the rectal prolapse.
  • Amputation.
  • Prognosis: guarded - strictures Rectum: stricture, incontinence or leakage from the anastomotic site following amputation.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

Predisposing factors

General

  • Enteritis/proctitis.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Barrand K R (1999) Rectal prolapse associated with urinary bladder neoplasia in a cat. JSAP 40 (5), 222-223 PubMed.


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