Etiology and management of fecal incontinence.

  title={Etiology and management of fecal incontinence.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Marcio Neves Jorge and Steven D. Wexner},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={36 1},
Fecal incontinence is a challenging condition of diverse etiology and devastating psychosocial impact. Multiple mechanisms may be involved in its pathophysiology, such as altered stool consistency and delivery of contents to the rectum, abnormal rectal capacity or compliance, decreased anorectal sensation, and pelvic floor or anal sphincter dysfunction. A detailed clinical history and physical examination are essential. Anorectal manometry, pudendal nerve latency studies, and electromyography… CONTINUE READING
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