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Table 2 Risk factors for full-thickness rectal prolapse

From: A new modified Gant-Miwa-Thiersch combined with submucosal and perirectal sclerosant injection procedure for full-thickness rectal prolapse in elderly women: clinical analysis of 34 cases

Factors Total population (n = 34)
Vaginal delivery ≥ 3 29 (85.3%)
 < 3 5 (14.7%)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 23 (67.6%)
Malnutrition/long-term vegetarians 21 (61.7%)
Redundant rectosigmoid colon 18 (52.9%)
Previous pelvic surgery 13 (38.2%)
IBD or colitis 12 (35.3%)
IBS 8 (23.5%)
Solitary rectal ulcer 5 (14.7%)
Family history of rectal prolapse 4 (11.8%)
  1. IBD inflammatory bowel disease, IBS inflammatory bowel syndrome