Neosphincter Surgery for Fecal Incontinence: A Critical and Unbiased Review of the Relevant Literature

@article{Belyaev2005NeosphincterSF,
  title={Neosphincter Surgery for Fecal Incontinence: A Critical and Unbiased Review of the Relevant Literature},
  author={Orlin Belyaev and Christophe M{\"u}ller and Waldemar Uhl},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2005},
  volume={36},
  pages={295-303}
}
Up until about 15 years ago the only realistic option for end-stage fecal incontinence was the creation of a permanent stoma. There have since been several developments. Dynamic graciloplasty (DGP) and artificial bowel sphincter (ABS) are well-established surgical techniques, which offer the patient a chance for continence restoration and improved quality of life; however, they are unfortunately associated with high morbidity and low success rates. Several trials have been done in an attempt to… CONTINUE READING

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