Long-term outcomes of sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence.

  title={Long-term outcomes of sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence.},
  author={D F Altomare and Simona Giuratrabocchetta and Charles Henry Knowles and Arantxa Mu{\~n}oz Duyos and Joan Robert-Yap and Klaus E. Matzel},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={102 4},
BACKGROUND Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) has proven short- to medium-term effectiveness for the treatment of faecal incontinence (FI); fewer long-term outcomes have been presented and usually in small series. Here, the long-term effectiveness of SNS was evaluated in a large European cohort of patients with a minimum of 5 years' follow-up. METHODS Prospectively registered data from patients with FI who had received SNS for at least 5 years from ten European centres were collated by survey… CONTINUE READING
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