Iatrogenic Sphincter Lesions

  • Oliver M. Jones
  • Ian Lindsey


Iatrogenic faecal incontinence can be split into two broad categories by aetiology. The largest group comprises patients undergoing proctological surgery for haemorrhoids, fissures, sepsis, rectoceles and local excision of rectal neoplasia. A second surgical group includes patients who have received anal instrumentation for the purpose of performing an anastomosis in the pelvis, most commonly by transanal insertion of a stapling device.


Faecal Incontinence Anal Sphincter Anal Fissure Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery Internal Anal Sphincter 
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  • Ian Lindsey

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