Endosonography of the anal sphincters: incontinent and continent patients and healthy controls.

It has previously been shown that in healthy subjects anal sphincter functions as assessed by anorectal manometry and anal sphincter anatomy as measured by endoluminal ultrasound are poorly correlated. It remains to be shown, however, whether this is true for a larger series of patients with anorectal dysfunctions such as incontinence, and what is the… (More)