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Faecal incontinence. BJS 2007; 94: 134-144.

Published: 12th January 2007

Authors: D. R. Chatoor, S. J. Taylor, C. R. G. Cohen, A. V. Emmanuel

Background

Faecal incontinence is a life style‐limiting condition with multiple aetiologies. Surgical cure is not often possible.

Conclusion

Current treatment of faecal incontinence is evolving from a sphincter‐focused view to a more holistic one, recognizing the influence of the pelvic floor and psyche in maintaining continence. Modern imaging modalities direct treatment strategies. Copyright © 2007 British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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