Journal article

Sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence following surgery for rectal prolapse repair: A multicenter study

MED Jarrett, KE Matzel, M Stosser, CGM Baeten, MA Kamm

DISEASES OF THE COLON & RECTUM | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2005

Abstract

PURPOSE: A proportion of patients have fecal incontinence secondary to a full-thickness rectal prolapse that fails to resolve following prolapse repair. This multicenter, prospective study assessed the use of sacral nerve stimulation for this indication. METHODS: Patients had to have more than or equal to four days with fecal incontinence per 21-day period more than one year after surgery. They had to have failed conservative treatment and have an intact external anal sphincter. RESULTS: Four female patients aged 42, 54, 68, and 65 years met the inclusion criteria. Three of the four patients had had more than one operation for recurrent full-thickness rectal prolapse before sacral nerve stim..

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