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Set‐up and statistical validation of a new scoring system for obstructed defaecation syndrome
Objective  There is no objective means to assess the obstructed defaecation syndrome (ODS), to allow evaluation of outcome or to compare the efficacy of treatment including surgery. The study aimedExpand
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Short-term sacral nerve stimulation for functional anorectal and urinary disturbances: Results in 40 patients
PURPOSE: There are several options in the treatment of fecal incontinence; it is often difficult to choose the most appropriate, adequate treatment. The consolidated experience gained in the urologicExpand
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Glyceryl trinitrate for chronic anal fissure—Healing or headache?
PURPOSE: Internal anal sphincterotomy for treating chronic anal fissure can irreversibly damage anal continence. Reversible chemical sphincterotomy may be achieved by anal application of glycerylExpand
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Results, Outcome Predictors, and Complications after Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection for Obstructed Defecation
PurposeObstructed defecation may be treated by stapled transanal rectal resection, but different complications and recurrence rates have been reported. The present study was designed to evaluateExpand
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Long‐term effects of stapled haemorrhoidectomy on internal anal function and sensitivity
Stapled haemorrhoidectomy is gaining wide acceptance but there is still some concern about the risk of injury to the internal anal sphincter (IAS). IAS function and morphology, and anal canalExpand
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The treatment of hemorrhoids: guidelines of the Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery
The choice of the best surgical technique must always be based not only on the surgeon’s personal experience but above all on the scientific evidence supporting the superiority of one surgicalExpand
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Consensus statement AIGO/SICCR diagnosis and treatment of chronic constipation and obstructed defecation (part II: treatment).
The second part of the Consensus Statement of the Italian Association of Hospital Gastroenterologists and Italian Society of Colo-Rectal Surgery reports on the treatment of chronic constipation andExpand
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Pudendal neuropathy is predictive of failure following anterior overlapping sphincteroplasty
PURPOSE: This study assessed the efficacy of anterior overlapping sphincteroplasty and parameters predictive of a successful outcome. METHODS: Clinical findings and physiologic investigations ofExpand
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Long-Term Outcome of Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Fecal Incontinence
PURPOSE: Sacral nerve stimulation is a safe and effective procedure for fecal incontinence. We investigated whether its efficacy is maintained long term. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty patients withExpand
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The management of patients with primary chronic anal fissure: a position paper
Anal fissure is one of the most common and painful proctologic diseases. Its treatment has long been discussed and several different therapeutic options have been proposed. In the last decades, theExpand
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