n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Rectal prolapse in a young adult male patient and its unique aetiology : case report

Volume 17, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Extracted from text ... Introduction Rectal prolapse is commonly seen at the extremes of age groups. In adults, it is almost exclusively seen in females. The aetiology of rectal prolapse in adult males is not completely understood. A case of rectal prolapse in a young adult male patient is presented and a likely unique aetiopathology is discussed. Case history A 39-year-old male Caucasian patient presented with a history of rectal bleeding and faecal incontinence. The patient was previously healthy and had no relevant past medical or surgical history. Specifically, there was no history of constipation, straining, chronic cough, psychiatric illness, rectal or pelvic trauma, ..

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