Risk factors for fecal incontinence after intersphincteric resection for rectal cancer.

@article{Denost2011RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for fecal incontinence after intersphincteric resection for rectal cancer.},
  author={Quentin Denost and Christophe R Laurent and Maylis Capdepont and Frank Zerbib and Eric Rullier},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={963-8}
}
BACKGROUND Restoration of bowel continuity is a major goal after surgical treatment of rectal cancer. Intersphincteric resection allows sphincter preservation in low rectal cancer but may have poor functional results, including frequent bowel movements, urgency, and incontinence. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate long-term functional outcome after intersphincteric resection to identify factors predictive of good continence. DESIGN Descriptive observational study. SETTING Follow-up of… CONTINUE READING