megarectum


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megarectum

[¦meg·ə¦rek·təm]
(medicine)
Abnormal enlargement of the rectum.
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The authors said in the May 2018 report: "Megacolon and/or megarectum are rare conditions defined as dilatation of the colon not caused by mechanical obstruction.
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.
Various complications of perineal burn contracture like intestinal obstruction, anal stenosis with megarectum, and gluteal pouching with total effacement of the gluteal folds and hooding of the rectum have also been reported [12-14].
Recurrence after sigmoid resection occurred in 27 of 857 patients, and megacolon or megarectum was noted in 21 of these 27 patients (77%).