prolapse

(redirected from prolapse of the rectum)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

prolapse

Pathol
the sinking or falling down of an organ or part, esp the womb

prolapse

[′prō‚laps]
(medicine)
The falling or sinking down of a part or organ.
References in periodicals archive ?
There are progressive stages of intussusception, ranging from a small fold in the anterior wall of the rectum to a complete funnel formation ultimately resulting in complete prolapse of the rectum.
In fact, prolapse of the rectum into the anal canal (hemorrhoidal prolapse) is often the initial and predominant anatomical feature in patients with defecation disorders, said Dr.