In Charge of Incontinence: Not Quite There Yet

DiBaise, J. K.; Thompson, Jon S.
August 1999
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug1999, Vol. 94 Issue 8, p2008
Academic Journal
Discusses two articles which described novel and potentially promising actions for patients with fecal incontinence. Short-term effect of a specially designed artificial bowel sphincter in women with severe fecal incontinence in whom previous sphincter surgery had failed; Results of a trial examining dynamic muscle plasty using either gracilis or gluteus muscle as therapy for refractory fecal incontinence and for primary anorectal reconstruction to avoid colostomy after abdominoperineal resection.


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