Long-term follow-up of gracilis muscle transposition in children.

  title={Long-term follow-up of gracilis muscle transposition in children.},
  author={Seok Joo Han and Hong Jun Park and Choong Bae Kim and E H Hwang},
  journal={Yonsei medical journal},
  volume={36 4},
Sixteen children of uncontrollable fecal incontinence have been treated with Pickrell's gracilis muscle transposition since 1983: 12 had an imperforate anuses with multiple corrective operative procedures and 4 had traumatic destructions of anal sphincters. We report a series of 11 cases whom we followed-up over a period of 0.8 to 10.5 years (mean; 5.6 years). Seven patients were evaluated by anorectal manometry. All patients except one who had left hemipelvectomy and permanent colostomy showed… CONTINUE READING