Fecal Incontinence: Epidemiology, Impact, and Treatment

Katarzyna Bochenska*, Anne Marie Boller

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Fecal incontinence (FI) is a chronic and debilitating condition that carries a significant health, economic, and social burden. FI has a considerable psychosocial and financial impact on patients and their families. A variety of treatment modalities are available for FI including behavioral and dietary modifications, pharmacotherapy, pelvic floor physical therapy, bulking agents, anal sphincteroplasty, sacral nerve stimulation, artificial sphincters, magnetic sphincters, posterior anal sling, and colostomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-270
Number of pages7
JournalClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

Keywords

  • anal sphincter repair
  • fecal incontinence
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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