Treating pelvic floor disorders of defecation: management or cure?

@article{Rao2009TreatingPF,
  title={Treating pelvic floor disorders of defecation: management or cure?},
  author={Satish S C Rao and Jorge T. Go},
  journal={Current gastroenterology reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={278-87}
}
Pelvic floor disorders that affect defecation consist of structural disorders (eg, rectocele) and functional disorders (eg, dyssynergic defecation). Evaluation includes a thorough history and physical examination, a careful digital rectal examination, and physiologic tests such as anorectal manometry, colonic transit study, and balloon expulsion test. Defecography and dynamic MRI may facilitate detection of structural defects. Management consists of education and counseling regarding bowel… CONTINUE READING