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Interventions for Fecal Incontinence

  • Steven R. Brown
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Abstract

The goal of preservation or restoration of continence is one of the core principles of a colorectal surgeon. The distress caused by the inability of a patient to control the release of stool is huge, and the economic implications due to the regular use appliances and prescriptions combined with other long-term care issues are a significant drain on limited health resources. However, this continence goal can be challenging as maintenance of fecal continence is a complex process and dependant on many factors (Fig. 26.1). Alteration or damage of any of these factors can result in incontinence.

Keywords

Pelvic Floor Fecal Incontinence Anal Sphincter Anal Canal External Sphincter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgerySheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustSheffield, S YorksUK

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