Importance of extrasphincteric mechanisms in the pathophysiology of faecal incontinence in adults with a history of anorectal anomaly.

@article{Athanasakos2008ImportanceOE,
  title={Importance of extrasphincteric mechanisms in the pathophysiology of faecal incontinence in adults with a history of anorectal anomaly.},
  author={Eleni Athanasakos and Harry Charles Ward and Norman S. Williams and S Mark Scott},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={95 11},
  pages={1394-400}
}
BACKGROUND Although surgery for congenital anorectal anomalies (ARAs) aims to preserve anorectal function, faecal incontinence and constipation often result. Apart from the anal sphincters, continence is dependent on multiple anatomical and physiological factors. The aim of this study was to evaluate adults with a history of ARA to determine the role of… CONTINUE READING