Long-term functional assessment of antegrade colonic enema for combined incontinence and constipation using a modified Marsh and Kiff technique.

@article{Altomare2007LongtermFA,
  title={Long-term functional assessment of antegrade colonic enema for combined incontinence and constipation using a modified Marsh and Kiff technique.},
  author={D F Altomare and Marcella Rinaldi and Domenico Rubini and Giuseppe Rubini and Piero Portincasa and Michele Vacca and Niccoli-Asabella Artor and Giovanni Romano and Vincenzo Memeo},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 7},
  pages={1023-31}
}
PURPOSE Constipation and fecal incontinence can severely affect quality of life for patients, particularly when simultaneously present. Malone antegrade colonic enema enables periodic colonic emptying, thus preventing uncontrolled passage of feces and constipation. METHODS Eleven patients with fecal incontinence and severe constipation or perineal colostomy after Miles' operation underwent a modified Marsh and Kiff ileostomy for antegrade colonic enema. Before and after surgery, the patients… CONTINUE READING