A rectocele or posterior vaginal wall prolapse results when the rectum herniates into or forms a bulge in the vagina. This can occur in males also. When there is a tear in the rectovaginal septum due to childbirth or hysterectomy, the rectal tissues bulge through this tear into the vagina forming a hernia.
Treatment of Rectocoele
Non Surgical Method
Surgical option is recommended when non surgical methods do not work and the condition starts affecting the normal lifestyle of the patient. Some of the surgical options include:
This procedure involves the use of one or more staplers to correct the anatomical abnormalities present in the anorectal region causing Rectocoele. It involves resection of rectal prolapse through anal canal using an instrument called PPH. By removing rectal prolapse, an anatomically normal rectum is rebuilt.
Tests involved prior to performing STARR surgery :