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[Fecal incontinence]

Hamel, Christian T. and Marti, Walter R.. (2010) [Fecal incontinence]. Therapeutische Umschau, Vol. 67. pp. 39-43.

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Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6005265

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Abstract

Fecal incontinence is underestimated in its prevalence. Therapeutic approaches vary; in mild-to-moderate cases, dietary changes and biofeedback sessions accompanied by specific medications can achieve a salutary effect. In cases of severe fecal incontinence, a conservative approach is ineffective and surgical intervention is indicated. However, several technical innovations and devices enable surgeons to offer patients reliable solutions for this functional disorder. While dynamic graciloplasty uses native muscle contraction ability to function as a new sphincter, the artificial bowel sphincter achieves the same goal by an inflatable cuff. A novel approach, which is suitable for selected patients with muscular and neurological defects alike, is the sacral nerve stimulator. It is crucial to choose the right procedure as determined by the underlying pathology.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Innere Organe
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Innere Organe
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie (Oertli)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie (Oertli)
UniBasel Contributors:Marti, Walter R. and Hamel, Christian Tobias
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0040-5930
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:26 Apr 2013 07:03
Deposited On:26 Apr 2013 07:00

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