The surgical management of faecal incontinence

Citation
J. Francombe et al., The surgical management of faecal incontinence, HOSP MED, 62(9), 2001, pp. 542-545
Citations number
13
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
542 - 545
Database
ISI
SICI code
1462-3935(200109)62:9<542:TSMOFI>2.0.ZU;2-M
Abstract
The surgical management of faecal incontinence is complex and technically d emanding. Surgery should only be offered once the aetiology has been correc tly identified and the patient has been counselled regarding outcomes of su ccess. This may only approach 80%, with long-term results declining with ti me.