Definition of Rectocele

1. Noun. Protrusion or herniation of the rectum into the vagina; can occur if pelvic muscles are weakened by childbirth.

Exact synonyms: Proctocele
Generic synonyms: Colpocele, Vaginocele

Definition of Rectocele

1. Noun. (pathology) A hernia of the rectum into the vagina ¹

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Definition of Rectocele

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Medical Definition of Rectocele

1. Synonym: proctocele. Origin: recto-+ G. Kele, tumour, hernia (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rectocele

rection
rections
rectirostral
rectiserial
rectitic
rectitis
rectitude
rectitudes
rectitudinity
rectitudinous
recto
recto-
rectoabdominal
rectoanal
rectocardiac reflex
rectoceles
rectoclysis
rectococcygeal
rectococcygeal muscle
rectococcygeus muscle
rectococcypexy
rectocolitis
rectolaryngeal reflex
rectoperineal
rectoperineorrhaphy
rectopexy
rectophobia

Literary usage of Rectocele

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"... but to the introduction of a new force—the rectocele—which exerts traction on the cervix to which the ligamentous attachments must eventually succumb, ..."

2. Treatise on the Diseases of Women: For the Use of Students and Practitioners by Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene (1897)
"The so-called rectocele, being a prolapse of the vaginal ... rectocele is also said to follow in this injury, and possibly it may in rare cases, ..."

3. Transactions of the Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association (1906)
"IT is not the purpose of this paper to consider small rectocele as they can be ... In large rectocele not infrequently there is more or less tedious- ness, ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Women by Theodore Gaillard Thomas (1891)
"rectocele, or Prolapse of the Rectum rectocele, or recto-vaginal hernia (Figs. ... T. (JT] As a rule, rectocele is annoying chiefly by the sensations of ..."

5. A Textbook of the diseases of women by Henry Jacques Garrigues (1894)
"It is commonly called " rectocele," but this name is only used correctly if the ... Constipation, besides being a cause of rectocele, is a sequence of it, ..."

6. A Compend of gynecology by William Hughes Wells (1900)
"If rectocele appears, symptoms of difficult evacuation of the bowel, ... In rectocele a finger introduced into the rectum will easily pass into the ..."

7. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Women by Theodore Gaillard Thomas (1880)
"rectocele, or Prolapse of the Rectum. rectocele, or recto-vaginal hernia, occurs in a manner similar to that by which the bladder descends. ..."

8. General and Differential Diagnosis of Ovarian Tumors by Washington Lemuel Atlee (1873)
"rectocele caused by a multilocular ovarian tumor; diagnosis confirmed by ... rectocele caused by the presence of an ovarian cyst, which was confirmed by ..."

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