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Title: The internal anal sphincter can not close the anal canal completely
Authors: Lestar, B ×
Penninckx, Freddy
Rigauts, Hans
Kerremans, Raymond #
Issue Date: Nov-1992
Series Title: International journal of colorectal disease vol:7 issue:3 pages:159-61
Abstract: We determined the maximum closing capability of the internal anal sphincter muscle ring in vitro and in vivo. The internal sphincter, 4 to 6 mm thick, cannot close the anal canal hermetically, not even during maximal contraction. The blood-filled anal cushions have to fill up an intrasphincteric gap of at least 7 to 8 mm in diameter.
ISSN: 0179-1958
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Abdominal Surgical Oncology
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