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Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) 

Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS)
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Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS)
Author(s):

Will Chambers

and Tony Dixon

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199579624.003.0012
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date: 31 July 2021

Chapter 12 discusses solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS), an enigmatic condition that combines disturbances to bowel function and symptoms specific to the ulcer including the passage of blood and mucus per rectum. Macroscopic ulceration is not always present but the cardinal feature is erythema or ulceration of the anterior rectal wall. The syndrome covers a spectrum of anterior rectal wall lesions from induration and erythema to frank ulceration, including polypoid lesions.

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