Investigation of faecal incontinence

Citation
Gn. Buchanan et al., Investigation of faecal incontinence, HOSP MED, 62(9), 2001, pp. 533-537
Citations number
25
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine
Journal title
HOSPITAL MEDICINE
ISSN journal
1462-3935 → ACNP
Volume
62
Issue
9
Year of publication
2001
Pages
533 - 537
Database
ISI
SICI code
1462-3935(200109)62:9<533:IOFI>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
Most patients with faecal incontinence require only a full history (informa tion about other predisposing causes) and examination (assessment for faeca l impaction and evaluation of sphincter function and structure). When neces sary, anorectal physiological studies, endoanal ultrasound and magnetic res onance imaging allow accurate characterization of sphincter function and st ructure.