Rectal compliance, capacity, and rectoanal sensation in fecal incontinence

  title={Rectal compliance, capacity, and rectoanal sensation in fecal incontinence},
  author={Beatrice Salvioli and A E Bharucha and Doris M. Rath-Harvey and John H. Pemberton and Sidney F. Phillips},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVE:Assessments of the pathophysiology of fecal incontinence are skewed toward anal sphincter function; however, rectal compliance, rectoanal sensation and capacity may also be relevant. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usual and some novel diagnostic approaches in fecal incontinence.METHODS:In 22 unselected patients with fecal incontinence (21 F, 33–75 yr), we quantified: 1) symptoms, anorectal manometry, and anal ultrasound; 2) anal perception of temperature and light touch; 3… CONTINUE READING