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Other namesEnterocoele

An enterocele is a protrusion of the small intestines and peritoneum into the vaginal canal.[1] It may be treated transvaginally[2] or by laparoscopy.

An enterocele may also obstruct the rectum, leading to symptoms of obstructed defecation.[3] Enteroceles can form after treatment for gynecological cancers.[4]

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  1. ^ Merck Manuals > Cystoceles, Urethroceles, Enteroceles, and Rectoceles Last full review/revision December 2008 by S. Gene McNeeley
  2. ^ Vaginal Repair of Enterocele Archived 2018-04-23 at the Wayback Machine By Clifford R. Wheeless, Jr., M.D. and Marcella L. Roenneburg, M.D. Retrieved Dec 2010
  3. ^ Wexner, edited by Andrew P. Zbar, Steven D. (2010). Coloproctology. New York: Springer. ISBN 978-1-84882-755-4. {{cite book}}: |first= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Ramaseshan, Aparna S.; Felton, Jessica; Roque, Dana; Rao, Gautam; Shipper, Andrea G.; Sanses, Tatiana V. D. (2017-09-19). "Pelvic floor disorders in women with gynecologic malignancies: a systematic review". International Urogynecology Journal. 29 (4): 459–476. doi:10.1007/s00192-017-3467-4. ISSN 0937-3462. PMC 7329191. PMID 28929201.

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