Descending perineum syndrome: audit of clinical and laboratory features and outcome of pelvic floor retraining

@article{Harewood1999DescendingPS,
  title={Descending perineum syndrome: audit of clinical and laboratory features and outcome of pelvic floor retraining},
  author={Gavin C. Harewood and B. Coulie and Michael Camilleri and Doris M. Rath-Harvey and John H. Pemberton},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={1999},
  volume={94},
  pages={126-130}
}
Objective: Our aim was to retrospectively analyze the Mayo Clinic experience of descending perineum syndrome from 1987–1997. Methods: Clinical records were abstracted for demographic features, risk factors, results of anorectal and defecation tests, and a mailed questionnaire evaluated outcome and current symptoms. Results: All results are mean ± SD. Clinically, 39 patients (38 women, one man), mean age 53 ± 14 yr, presented with constipation (97%), incomplete rectal evacuation (92%), excessive… CONTINUE READING

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