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Pelvic Floor Disorders

  • John Nicholls
  • Richard Glass


Disorders of the pelvic floor include many cases of incontinence, complete rectal prolapse, mucosal prolapse and the solitary ulcer syndrome. Any of these can occur simultaneously and there are common aetiological factors linking them.


Pelvic Floor Faecal Incontinence Anal Sphincter Pelvic Floor Musculature Rectal Prolapse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Nicholls
    • 1
  • Richard Glass
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Thomas’ and St. Mark’s HospitalsLondonUK
  2. 2.The London HospitalWhitechapel, LondonUK

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