Fecal continence and quality of life in adult patients with an operated low anorectal malformation.

@article{Rintala1992FecalCA,
  title={Fecal continence and quality of life in adult patients with an operated low anorectal malformation.},
  author={Risto Rintala and Leena Mildh and Harry G Lindahl},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={902-5}
}
Fecal continence and quality of life were evaluated by a questionnaire in 83 adult patients (mean age, 35 years; 53 women, 30 men) who underwent surgery for a low anorectal anomaly between 1947 and 1963. Fecal continence was assessed by a score described by Holschneider. Seventy-eight healthy people with similar age and sex distributions were used as controls. All controls had good fecal continence, 76% with completely normal bowel function. The aberrations in anal function found in 24% of the… CONTINUE READING

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