Faecal incontinence: the unvoiced symptom.

@article{Leigh1982FaecalIT,
  title={Faecal incontinence: the unvoiced symptom.},
  author={R. John Leigh and Leslie Turnberg},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1982},
  volume={1 8285},
  pages={1349-51}
}
76 patients with diarrhoea due to a variety of causes and seen consecutively in the gastrointestinal clinic were questioned about the frequency of faecal incontinence. 51% (39) of these patients had incontinence but of these fewer than half (19) volunteered the information spontaneously. Only 4 patients provided clear evidence of a possible predisposing cause. Anal-sphincter pressures, particularly the maximum squeeze pressures, were significantly lower than normal in the incontinent patients… CONTINUE READING

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