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Rectal prolapse



Gastrointestinal system


Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders
Gastrointestinal system pathology review

Rectal prolapse


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High Yield Notes
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Rectal prolapse

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

2 questions

USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

1 questions

A 2-year-old boy comes to the emergency room because of a mass protruding from his rectum. The mass is dark red and minimal bleeding is present. His parents say that the mass was noticed when the child was being toilet trained that morning and was straining to have a bowel movement. He immigrated from China two weeks prior. The parents also say that the child had diarrhea for the past week with some blood and mucus present. Which of the following is the most likely causative agent for rectal prolapse in this child?

Memory Anchors and Partner Content
Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum loses its normal attachments inside the body, allowing it to telescope out through the anus, thereby turning it inside out. It is most common in the elderly but can occur in all ages, including children.