Differences in anal sensation in continent and incontinent patients with perineal descent

Abstract

Neuropathic damage secondary to pelvic floor descent is considered to be an important aetiological factor in idiopathic faecal incontinence. Perineal descent however does not necessarily result in a loss of motor function or incontinence. To elucidate the role of anal sensation in the continence mechanism we measured mucosal electrosensitivity and thermal… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01648550

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