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Causes of rectal wall thickening.

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Dr. Imran Saeed
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: If by thickening

You r referring to inflammation then the etiology is either infect/ischemic/or malignany.
Cts and MRI will show the wall to be thickened in each of the above causes.It can also be from chronic straining, prolapse and certain stds.Ulcerative proctitis is a type of inflamm. Bowel disease can also present as thickening in imaging studies. They are all diagnosed by proctoscopy with biopsies or cultures.

In brief: If by thickening

You r referring to inflammation then the etiology is either infect/ischemic/or malignany.
Cts and MRI will show the wall to be thickened in each of the above causes.It can also be from chronic straining, prolapse and certain stds.Ulcerative proctitis is a type of inflamm. Bowel disease can also present as thickening in imaging studies. They are all diagnosed by proctoscopy with biopsies or cultures.
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