Fecal Incontinence: Introduction

  • Giuseppe Di Falco
  • Giulio Aniello Santoro


Continence depends on a number of factors that include stool consistency, the capacity of the sigmoid colon to retard progress of stool, the compliance and sensation of urgency of the rectum, phasic contractions of the puborectalis muscle to form a normal anorectal angle, a normal internal (IAS) and external anal sphincter (EAS) function, and normal sensation in the anal canal [1, 2, 3].


Fecal Incontinence Anal Sphincter Anal Canal External Anal Sphincter Anal Incontinence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Di Falco
    • 1
  • Giulio Aniello Santoro
    • 2
  1. 1.1st Department of SurgeryRegional HospitalTrevisoItaly
  2. 2.Pelvic Floor Unit and Colorectal Service 1st Department of General SurgeryRegional HospitalTrevisoItaly

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