Table 2: Defecography preoperatively and short-term postoperatively in 46 of the 48 patients included in this study. Figures are number of patients.

VariablePreoperativelyPostoperatively

Internal rectal intussusception464
Mucosal prolapse02
Rectocele2212
Enterocele74
Reduced rectal motility05
Anismus11
Slight incontinence34