The Musculo-Elastic Theory of anorectal function and dysfunction

@inproceedings{Petros2008TheMT,
  title={The Musculo-Elastic Theory of anorectal function and dysfunction},
  author={Peter E Petros},
  year={2008}
}
The mechanics of defecation and fecal continence are poorly understood. Valvular theories for continence 2 rely on raised intra-abdominal pressure to force the anterior wall of the rectum downwards to close off the anorectal junction. Such theories are not consistent with EMG and radiological data which suggest a striated muscle sphincteric mechanism.3 It… CONTINUE READING