Management of Anal Incontinence.
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.
Published In/Presented At
Rosen, L., Khubchandani, I. T., Sheets, J. A., Stasik, J. J., & Riether, R. D. (1986). Management of anal incontinence. American Family Physician, 33(3), 129-137.
Other Medical Specialties | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty