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Chapter 36: The rectum and anal canal
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Int J Surg Res Pract This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Phytobezoars are the result of ingestion of indigestible or poorly digestible substances. The stomach is the most commonly affected, with the small bowel being the next most common site. The colon is a rare location for a bezoar. We report the first case of pancolonic phytobezoar from popcorn kernels causing a large bowel obstruction. A bezoar is a mass found trapped in the gastrointestinal system and a phytobezoar is a type of bezoar that is made of indigestible or poorly digestible substances, mainly plant materials such as fibers, skins and seeds.
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Women who suffer from stress incontinence and cannot be effectively treated through exercises and medications may consider trans-vaginal tape TVT sling. This procedure is used to support weak pelvic floor and urethral sphincter muscles. This procedure is performed using local anesthetic with a small incision in the vagina.
Get the PDF version of this article. When it comes to rectal diseases, especially cancer, the treatment, while potentially curative, may be radical, debilitating and exhausting. Any steps that the surgeon can take to lessen the extent of the operative treatment are welcomed by both the patient and the physician. To that end, accurate preoperative diagnosis will allow the surgeon to determine the exact scope of the disease and apply the least radical, yet most effective cure. Therefore, it is important to be accurate…and right.