Other Proctitides

  • Giovanna DasilvaEmail author
  • Radhika Smith


Proctitis, or inflammation of the rectum, can come from a myriad of causes including infection, exposure to radiation, proximal diversion of the fecal stream, medications and idiopathic conditions. Symptoms typically include blood per rectum, tenesmus, and diarrhea, and like all other pathologies treated by a colorectal surgeon, the evaluation and management requires a thorough history and a complete physical with a full endoscopic exam when appropriate.


Proctitis Diversion proctitis Radiation proctitis Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgeryCleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Colorectal SurgeryUniversity of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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