The solitary ulcer syndrome of the rectum

Rutter, K.R.; Riddell, R.H.

Clinics in Gastroenterology 4(3): 505-530

1975


ISSN/ISBN: 0300-5089
PMID: 1183059
Document Number: 4771
The solitary ulcer syndrome of the rectum is not rare but often remains unrecognised. A greater awareness of the condition will lead to more frequent diagnosis. The aetiology remains unproven but the evidence would suggest that a combination of prolapse, trauma and ischaemia, caused by excessive straining at stool may be important factors. The reasons for straining at stool are also obscure but in some cases a failure in the normal behaviour of the puborectalis may be involved. The history and clinical features of the condition are described, and the pathogenesis discussed.

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The solitary ulcer syndrome of the rectum