European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 151, Issue 9, pp 658–660

Solitary rectal ulcer: An unusual cause of rectal bleeding in children

  • P. A. Eigenmann
  • C. LeCoultre
  • J. Cox
  • J. -P. Dederding
  • D. C. Belli
Gastroenterology/Hepatology

DOI: 10.1007/BF01957567

Cite this article as:
Eigenmann, P.A., LeCoultre, C., Cox, J. et al. Eur J Pediatr (1992) 151: 658. doi:10.1007/BF01957567

Abstract

The solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) is a disease which is commonly diagnosed in adults but only rarely described in children. Rectal prolapse and intussusception are frequently associated with this entity. A relationship between SRUS and chronic constipation due to spastic pelvic floor syndrome (SPFS) is often observed. Thus biofeedback defaecation training is an efficient treatment of both conditions. We describe two paediatric patients suffering from SRUS associated with SPFS who showed complete recovery after biofeedback defaecation training.

Key words

Solitary rectal ulcer Spastic pelvic floor syndrome Constipation Biofeedback defaecation training 

Abbreviations

SPFS

spastic pelvic floor syndrome

SRUS

solitary rectal ulcer syndrome

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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Eigenmann
    • 1
  • C. LeCoultre
    • 2
  • J. Cox
    • 3
  • J. -P. Dederding
    • 4
  • D. C. Belli
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastro-Enterology Unit, Department of PaediatricsUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Paediatric SurgeryUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  4. 4.Department of MedicineUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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