Rehabilitation and Biofeedback

  • Filippo Pucciani


Fecal continence depends on the interaction of many factors. Anal sphincters, pelvic floor muscles, anal sensation, rectal sensory-motor activity, and neural integrity all have determinant roles, which together provide a coordinated mechanism of gas and stool continence. The pathophysiology of fecal incontinence is, therefore, often multifactorial, and each patient has his or her own specific pathogenetic profile as a result of a mix of etiological factors. It is clear that any treatment for fecal incontinence must allow for this fundamental aspect, and each patient thus requires a clinical approach that has been modulated on his or her specific incontinence etiology. This basic fact must be considered when planning therapy for a patient with fecal incontinence.


Pelvic Floor Fecal Incontinence Anal Sphincter Pelvic Floor Muscle External Anal Sphincter 
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