Title

Management of Anal Incontinence.

Publication/Presentation Date

3-1-1986

Abstract

Anal incontinence can be attributed to anatomic and physiologic alterations in the external sphincter, internal sphincter and puborectalis muscle. Altered compliance or changes in the sensory threshold are contributing factors. In addition to history and physical examination, anal manometry and radiologic examination of the anorectal angle are helpful in determining the exact causative factors. Depending on the cause, either medical therapy or surgical repair can control anal incontinence.

Volume

33

Issue

3

First Page

129

Last Page

137

ISSN

0002-838X

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

3953338

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article