Restoration of fecal continence after functional gluteoplasty: long-term results, technical refinements, and donor-site morbidity.

@article{Hultman2006RestorationOF,
  title={Restoration of fecal continence after functional gluteoplasty: long-term results, technical refinements, and donor-site morbidity.},
  author={Charles Scott Hultman and Michael R. Zenn and Tripti Agarwal and Christopher C. Baker},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={65-70; discussion 70-1}
}
PURPOSE For patients with severe fecal incontinence, reconstruction of the anal sphincter, via gluteoplasty, may improve quality of life, but little is known about long-term functional results. We present our comprehensive experience with gluteoplasty, highlighting technical refinements, donor-site morbidity, and functional outcomes. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 25 consecutive patients (22 female, 3 male; mean age 42 years, range 23-65) undergoing gluteoplasty for fecal… CONTINUE READING