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Sacral Nerve Stimulation

  • Klaus E. Matzel
  • Franc H. Hetzer

Abstract

Fecal incontinence is a socially disabling problem that is underestimated but widespread. Approximately 2% of the general population suffer from the inability to control bowel emptying [1], and this rate rises with age: up to 11% of men and 26% of women over age 50 [2]. Its impact on society is substantial. Only a small portion of this population has to be treated surgically.

Keywords

Fecal Incontinence Anal Sphincter Anal Incontinence Sacral Nerve Stimulation Sacral Neuromodulation 
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  • Klaus E. Matzel
  • Franc H. Hetzer

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