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The aetiology and pathogenesis of rectal prolapse

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It is still an enigma that some patients develop rectal prolapse whilst others with similar risk factors do not. Biomechanical assessment of the skin may provide further insight into the aetiology of this complex condition. Components of connective tissue other than collagen have been found to be involved in patients with rectal prolapse. Elastin fibres are an abundant and integral part of many extracellular matrices and are especially critical for providing the property of elastic recoil ...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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