Experimental model of pudendal nerve innervation of a skeletal muscle neosphincter for faecal incontinence.

@article{Congilosi1997ExperimentalMO,
  title={Experimental model of pudendal nerve innervation of a skeletal muscle neosphincter for faecal incontinence.},
  author={S M Congilosi and Douglas R E Johnson and M. Medot and Alexander S Tretinyak and Stanley R. Mccormick and W. Douglas Wong and David A. Rothenberger and Robert D. Madoff},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={84 9},
  pages={1269-73}
}
BACKGROUND Faecal incontinence is difficult to treat. A variety of reconstructive procedures has been described, but none is entirely satisfactory. This study evaluated the feasibility of cross-innervating a skeletal muscle neosphincter with the pudendal nerve in a canine model. METHODS Thirty dogs were rendered surgically incontinent (the pudendal nerve was cut and the external sphincter was partially excised). A neosphincter was then created using the semitendinosus muscle. In ten dogs… CONTINUE READING
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