Dynamic graciloplasty for treatment of faecal incontinence

@article{Baeten1991DynamicGF,
  title={Dynamic graciloplasty for treatment of faecal incontinence},
  author={Cor G. M. I. Baeten and Joop L M Konsten and Peter B. Soeters and Frank Spaans and Anton J. M. Wagenmakers},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1991},
  volume={338},
  pages={1163-1165}
}
Serious faecal incontinence due to anal sphincter damage should be treated by surgery. Graciloplasty has had limited success because the gracilis is a fast-twitch muscle and fatigues quickly. A favourable outcome in a patient who had dynamic (electrically stimulated) graciloplasty encouraged us to further assess this procedure. Gracilis muscle transposition was done in ten patients with complete anal incontinence due to anal atresia, sphincter damage, or neurogenic causes, and who had had… CONTINUE READING

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