Management of Fecal Incontinence

Current Treatment Approaches and Future Perspectives

  • Massimo Mongardini
  • Manuel Giofrè

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Menelaos Karpathiotakis
    Pages 1-9
  3. Paolo Urciuoli, Dimitri Krizzuk, Giada Livadoti
    Pages 11-21
  4. Domenico Mascagni, Gianmarco Grimaldi, Gabriele Naldini
    Pages 23-32
  5. Gianfranco Gualdi, Maria Chiara Colaiacomo
    Pages 33-41
  6. Danilo Badiali
    Pages 43-50
  7. Maurizio Inghilleri, Maria Cristina Gori, Emanuela Onesti
    Pages 51-58
  8. Lucia d’Alba, Margherita Rivera
    Pages 59-68
  9. Marco Frascio, Francesca Mandolfino
    Pages 69-73
  10. Marileda Indinnimeo, Cosima Maria Moschella, Gloria Bernardi, Paolo Gozzo
    Pages 75-90
  11. Carlo Ratto, Angelo Parello, Lorenza Donisi, Francesco Litta
    Pages 91-105
  12. Filippo La Torre, Giuseppe Giuliani, Diego Coletta, Francesco Guerra, Marco La Torre
    Pages 107-111
  13. Massimo Mongardini, Manuel Giofrè
    Pages 113-126
  14. Livia de Anna, Raffaele Merola, Claudia Donello
    Pages 127-132
  15. Mario Ledda, Antonella Lisi, Alberto Giori
    Pages 133-162

About this book


This book presents state of the art knowledge regarding the pathophysiology and diagnosis of fecal incontinence and describes and illustrates all relevant treatment techniques. In addition to the approaches that have been the mainstay of treatment of fecal incontinence to date, it covers recent innovations and emerging options, including neurostimulation, pioneering techniques exploiting the potential of stem cells, biofeedback training, reconstructive surgery, and advances in biomedical engineering applicable to replacement surgery. Fecal incontinence is a common, socially debilitating disorder of multifactorial etiology that poses many management challenges. This book will assist all relevant medical specialists, including surgeons, neurologists, gastroenterologists, urogynecologists, and other clinicians, in achieving correct and timely diagnosis and delivering effective therapy that reflects the ongoing revolution in treatment.


Anal sphincter injuries Artificial bowel sphincter Bulking agents Fecal incontinence Pelvic floor rehabilitation Rectal prolapse Sacral nerve stimulation Sphincteroplasty Stem cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Mongardini
    • 1
  • Manuel Giofrè
    • 2
  1. 1.Sapienza - University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Sapienza - University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32224-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32226-1
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