The prevalence of anal sphincter defects in faecal incontinence: a prospective endosonic study.

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Forty six patients (median age 61 years; 42 women) with faecal incontinence and 16 age and sex matched controls undergoing a restorative proctocolectomy were assessed by clinical examination, anorectal physiology, and anal endosonography. Forty patients (87%) with faecal incontinence had a sphincter defect demonstrated on anal endosonography (31 external… (More)

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@article{Deen1993ThePO, title={The prevalence of anal sphincter defects in faecal incontinence: a prospective endosonic study.}, author={Kemal Ismail Deen and Dalim Kumar and James. G. Williams and Julie F C Olliff and Michael R. B. Keighley}, journal={Gut}, year={1993}, volume={34 5}, pages={685-8} }