megarectum


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megarectum

[¦meg·ə¦rek·təm]
(medicine)
Abnormal enlargement of the rectum.
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Delay in diagnosis of ARM may lead to early complications like abdominal distension, vomiting, dehydration, intestinal perforation, respiratory distress, sepsis and even death [8,9] Late complications like megarectum, megacolon require decompression in the form of a stoma and may cause poor functional outcome of the definitive repair.
Recurrence after sigmoid resection occurred in 27 of 857 patients, and megacolon or megarectum was noted in 21 of these 27 patients (77%).
22,23) While the exact pathological mechanism of recurrence is still unclear, the main factor for recurrence was reported to be the presence of concomitant megacolon or megarectum.
Children and adolescents should have a barium enema to rule out Hirschsprung's disease and idiopathic megarectum.