Faecal incontinence in patients with a sphincter defect: comparison of sphincteroplasty and sacral nerve stimulation.

@article{Rodrigues2017FaecalII,
  title={Faecal incontinence in patients with a sphincter defect: comparison of sphincteroplasty and sacral nerve stimulation.},
  author={Fabio Grangeiro Rodrigues and Sami Ahmed Chadi and Alejandro J Cracco and Dana R. Sands and Massarat Zutshi and Brooke H Gurland and Giovanna Marques da Silva and S D Wexner},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2017},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          456-461
        }
}
AIM Sphincteroplasty (SP) is used to treat faecal incontinence (FI) in patients with a sphincter defect. Although sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) is used in patients, its outcome in patients with a sphincter defect has not been definitively evaluated. We compared the results of SP and SNS for FI associated with a sphincter defect. METHOD Patients treated by SNS or SP for FI with an associated sphincter defect were retrospectively identified from an Institutional Review Board approved… CONTINUE READING
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