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Rehabilitation and Biofeedback

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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.

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

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Pucciani, F. (2007). Rehabilitation and Biofeedback. In: Ratto, C., Doglietto, G.B., Lowry, A.C., Påhlman, L., Romano, G. (eds) Fecal Incontinence. Springer, Milano. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-0638-6_15

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