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July 30, 1932

PROLAPSE OF THE RECTUMITS RECLASSIFICATION AND SURGICAL TREATMENT

Author Affiliations

Proctologist, Department Head, Detroit Receiving Hospital; Associate Proctologist, Harper Hospital; Consulting Proctologist in Charge, Grace Hospital DETROIT

JAMA. 1932;99(5):368-372. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740570014005
Abstract

Prolapse of the rectum is an inclusive term indicating an abnormal descent, in varying degrees, of one or all layers composing the pelvic colon and rectum.

In this discussion, I wish it understood that it is not my intention to be hypercritical of others, nor do I claim any particular originality. I have reclassified prolapse ofthe rectum, calling that condition which has always been classified as third degree, first degree; the condition of complete prolapse commonly referred to as first degree, I have reclassified as third degree or complete colorectal and anal prolapse. The principle of the operative technic that I shall describe was outlined early by Lenormant;1 he claimed priority for Jeannel, who by a colostomy in 1899 held the ptosed colon in position for the cure of rectal prolapse. The technic that I employ is a modification of that of Sir Charles Ball,2 who reported five

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