Fecal Incontinence in Children and Adolescents

Timothy B Lautz, Jayant Radhakrishnan, Anthony C Chin

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Fecal incontinence (FI) is a devastating problem for children and adolescents. Patients are broadly classified as having functional (pseudoincontinence) or structural fecal incontinence. This distinction has important implications for management and prognosis. The classification, evaluation and management of children and adolescents with fecal incontinence are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-231
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Pediatric Reviews
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012


  • Adolescents
  • Bowel management
  • Constipation
  • Fecal incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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