|Keywords||Obstructed defecation Posterior vaginal wall prolapse Anorectal physiology tests|
|Target Audience||Colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists, urogynecologists|
|Aims and Objectives|
Ostructed defecation syndrome (ODS)can be due to different reasons (rectocele, enterocele, rectal prolapse, intussusception, pelvic floor dyssynergy). Management of ODS depends on a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy and function of the anorectal region. Aims of this workshop are to provide participants the basic knowledge on: 1) the normal anatomy of the anorectum, 2) the diagnostic procedures including imaging techniques, manometric and neurophysiologic tests and 3) the main guidelines and indications for the treatment of ODS.