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J R Soc Med. 1984 March; 77(3): 201–203.
PMCID: PMC1439853

Use of collagen implant for posterior rectopexy in complete rectal prolapse: preliminary communication.


A variety of materials has been used for perirectal implantation in the treatment of complete rectal prolapse. A new material (Zenoderm) prepared from porcine corium has been used successfully in 4 patients. The material proved to be inert, biologically non-irritant, pliable, workable and strong.

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