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Classification and external resources
Specialty urology
ICD-10 K46 N81.5
ICD-9-CM 553.9

An enterocele or enterocoele is a protrusion of the small intestines and peritoneum into the vaginal canal.[1] It may be treated transvaginally[2] or by laparoscopy.

An enterocele may also obstruct the rectum, leading to symptoms of obstructed defecation.[3] Enteroceles can form after treatment for gynegological cancers.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Merck Manuals > Cystoceles, Urethroceles, Enteroceles, and Rectoceles Last full review/revision December 2008 by S. Gene McNeeley
  2. ^ Vaginal Repair of Enterocele By Clifford R. Wheeless, Jr., M.D. and Marcella L. Roenneburg, M.D. Retrieved Dec 2010
  3. ^ Wexner, edited by Andrew P. Zbar, Steven D. (2010). Coloproctology. New York: Springer. ISBN 978-1-84882-755-4. 
  4. ^ Ramaseshan, Aparna S.; Felton, Jessica; Roque, Dana; Rao, Gautam; Shipper, Andrea G.; Sanses, Tatiana V. D. (2017-09-19). "Pelvic floor disorders in women with gynecologic malignancies: a systematic review". International Urogynecology Journal: 1–18. doi:10.1007/s00192-017-3467-4. ISSN 0937-3462.