, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 127–129 | Cite as

Magnetic sphincter augmentation in patients with fecal incontinence after failure of an implanted artificial bowel sphincter

  • F. Pakravan
  • C. Helmes
  • I. Alldinger


Magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) has become an option in the treatment of fecal incontinence (FI). We decided to perform MSA in five patients after technical failure of a previously implanted artificial bowel sphincter (ABS). In short-term follow-up, MSA resolved FI in all five patients.


Pelvic floor Quality of life Colorectal surgery Device Removal Anal Canal 

Implantation eines analen Magnetsphinkters bei Patienten mit Stuhlinkontinenz nach Funktionsverlust eines „artificial bowel sphincter“


Die Implantation eines analen Magnetsphinkters („magnetic sphincter augmentation“, MSA) ist eine Option in der Behandlung der Stuhlinkontinenz. Die Autoren implantierten einen Magnetsphinkter bei 5 Patienten, bei denen ein zuvor implantierter ABS („artificial bowel sphincter“) insuffizient geworden war. Die kurzfristige Nachuntersuchung ergab, dass die Stuhlinkontinenz bei allen 5 Patienten wieder behoben wurde.


Beckenboden Lebensqualität Kolorektale Chirurgie Implantatentfernung Analkanal 


Compliance with ethical guidelines

Conflict of interest

F. Pakravan has a consulting agreement with Torax Medical. C. Helmes and I. Alldinger declare that they have no competing interests.

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study. Additional informed consent was obtained from all individual participants from whom identifying information is included in this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center of Coloproctology DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany

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