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Management of Fecal Incontinence

  • Matthew Z. WilsonEmail author
  • Suraj Alva
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Abstract

Fecal incontinence has a significant impact on the quality of life for affected patients. Affecting predominantly women, multiparity, previous anorectal surgery, obesity, and chronic diarrhea are risk factors. Dietary modification is likely the most significant factor. Surgical options are limited, but even measures such as colostomy can significantly improve the quality of life for patients with severe incontinence.

Keywords

Incontinence Defecogram Physical therapy Fiber supplementation Colostomy 

Suggested Reading

  1. Paquette IM, et al. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons’ clinical practice guideline for treatment of fecal incontinence. Dis Colon Rectum. 2015;58:623–36.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryDartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center DriveLebanonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryRutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolEdisonUSA

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