[The anal plug in the treatment of fecal incontinence in myelomeningocele patients: results of the first clinical trial].

@article{Martn1999TheAP,
  title={[The anal plug in the treatment of fecal incontinence in myelomeningocele patients: results of the first clinical trial].},
  author={R S{\'a}nchez Mart{\'i}n and G Barrientos Fernndez and F Arrojo Vila and J J V{\'a}zquez Est{\'e}vez},
  journal={Anales espanoles de pediatria},
  year={1999},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={489-92}
}
OBJECTIVE Ninety percent of patients with myelomeningocele are affected by urinary incontinence and more than 75% suffer fecal incontinence as well. For this reason, we carried out a clinical trial in order to demonstrate the performance of the anal plug. PATIENTS AND METHODS The trial was carried out with 19 patients, 10 females and 9 males, between 3 and 26 years of age. Fecal incontinence was considered to be a problem in 94.7%. The anal plug used was made of polyurethane foam compressed… CONTINUE READING