Rectal compliance, capacity, and rectoanal sensation in fecal incontinence

  title={Rectal compliance, capacity, and rectoanal sensation in fecal incontinence},
  author={B. Salvioli and A. Bharucha and Doris Rath-Harvey and J. Pemberton and S. Phillips},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  • B. Salvioli, A. Bharucha, +2 authors S. Phillips
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • 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
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