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Radiofrequency (SECCA) for Fecal Incontinence

  • Marco FrascioEmail author
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Part of the Urodynamics, Neurourology and Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions book series (UNPFD)

Abstract

Fecal incontinence has been defined as the unintentional passing of stool in an inappropriate place or time, more than two times a month [1]. Fecal incontinence is not a life-threatening disease; however, it can seriously impair quality of life in affected patients and frequently results in disability [2, 3]. It is a worldwide problem affecting 8–12% of the general population, often under-diagnosed, under-reported, and poorly managed. Fecal incontinence morbidity increases with age and can be frequent occurring in up to 45% of the elderly population [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Surgical Clinic Unit II, Department of Surgical Sciences and Integrated Diagnostics (DISC)Genoa UniversityGenoaItaly

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