Surgical management for fecal incontinence

Joselin L. Anandam

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Abstract

Fecal incontinence is a socially debilitating condition that can lead to social isolation, loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, and depression in an otherwise healthy person. After the appropriate clinical evaluation and diagnostic testing, medical management is initially instituted to treat fecal incontinence. Once medical management fails, there are a few surgical procedures that can be considered. This article is devoted to the various surgical options for fecal incontinence including the history, technical details, and studies demonstrating the complication and success rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-109
Number of pages4
JournalClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Anal sphincteroplasty
  • Fecal incontinence
  • artificial anal sphincter
  • sacral nerve stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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