A pilot study of ultrasound guided Durasphere injection in the treatment of faecal incontinence.

@article{Beggs2010APS,
  title={A pilot study of ultrasound guided Durasphere injection in the treatment of faecal incontinence.},
  author={Andrew D. Beggs and Shashi Irukulla and Abdul H Sultan and Wendy Ness and Al Mutaz Abulafi},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 9},
  pages={935-40}
}
AIM To assess injection of Durasphere under direct endoanal ultrasound guidance as a treatment for faecal incontinence. METHOD A total of 23 patients with varying degrees of persistent faecal leakage and/or soiling were recruited. Durasphere was injected in the intersphincteric plane under direct ultrasound guidance. All patients were given a general anaesthetic. Patients had ano-rectal physiology, endoanal ultrasound, continence scoring and quality of life measures assessed at 0, 1, 3, 6 and… CONTINUE READING

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  • A. D. Beggs
  • Journal Compilation
  • 2010

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