Obstetric fecal incontinence. Role of pelvic floor denervation and results of delayed sphincter repair.

@article{Jacobs1990ObstetricFI,
  title={Obstetric fecal incontinence. Role of pelvic floor denervation and results of delayed sphincter repair.},
  author={P P M Jacobs and M P Scheuer and J. Han C. Kuijpers and M H Vingerhoets},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1990},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={494-7}
}
During the last five years, 37 patients with fecal incontinence because of childbirth have been investigated. Ages varied from 22 to 62 years and duration of symptoms from 0.3 to 26 years. Anal manometry was performed in all patients and electromyography was performed in 24 patients. Thirty patients underwent delayed sphincter repair. In all patients, a dehiscence was found anteriorly, bridged by scar tissue. Continence was restored in 25 patients (83 percent). Electromyography was performed… CONTINUE READING

Connections & Topics

Mentioned Connections BETA
Electromyography demonstrated severe denervation , but sphincter mapping did not demonstrate muscle discontinuity .
All Topics