M E Neill

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The motor unit fibre density in the external anal sphincter muscle has been measured in 13 normal subjects aged 18 to 78 years, and in 14 patients with ano-rectal incontinence, aged 17 to 72 years. The mean fibre density in the normal subjects was 1.5 +/- 0.16, and in the incontinent subjects it was 2.17 +/- 0.28 (p less than 0.001). These findings provide(More)
Direct stimulation of a branch of the sacral nerves which lies above the pelvic floor and electromyographic recording of activity in the muscles of the pelvic floor showed that this nerve supplied the puborectalis muscle in 19 of the 20 nerves studied in 16 patients. Similar results were obtained when this nerve was stimulated in 2 patients undergoing(More)
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