The external anal sphincter. Relationship between anal manometry and anal electromyography and its clinical relevance.


Anal manometry and anal electromyography (EMG) were performed in 45 patients to evaluate the external anal sphincter. Their symptoms were soiling (N = 6), incontinence (N = 10), and obstipation (N = 19). Clinical diagnoses were previous anal surgery (N = 16), rectal prolapse--partial, total, intussusception (N = 16), puborectalis syndrome (N = 4… (More)


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