Published online Jan 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i3.738
Revised: November 10, 2013
Accepted: December 12, 2013
Published online: January 21, 2014
Core tip: We summarize the clinical features, pathophysiology, and diagnostic methods associated with solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS). Several therapies such as topical medication, behavior modification supplemented by fiber and biofeedback, and surgery are also discussed. The review might be conducive to understanding the nature of SRUS more systematically.