Long-term results of artificial bowel sphincter for the treatment of severe faecal incontinence. Are they what we hoped for?

@article{Carmona2009LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term results of artificial bowel sphincter for the treatment of severe faecal incontinence. Are they what we hoped for?},
  author={M Dolores Ruiz Carmona and R Al{\'o}s Company and Jos{\'e} Vicente Roig Vila and A Solana Bueno and Vicente Pl{\'a} Mart{\'i}},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 8},
  pages={831-7}
}
OBJECTIVE This study evaluates the long-term morbidity, functional results and quality of life (QOL) after treatment of severe faecal incontinence (FI) with the Acticon Neosphincter (American Medical Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA). METHOD Between 1996 and 2002, 17 consecutive patients (14 female, 3 male; median age 46) underwent sphincter implantation. Clinical evaluation, incontinence severity and QOL were assessed. Anorectal manometry, endoanal ultrasound and pudendal nerve latency… CONTINUE READING