Clinical presentation of fecal incontinence and anorectal function: What is the relationship?
Deutekom, Marije × Dobben, Annette C Terra, Maaike P Engel, Alexander F Stoker, Jaap Bossuyt, Patrick M. M Boeckxstaens, Guy #
American journal of gastroenterology vol:102 issue:2 pages:351-361
OBJECTIVES: Fecal incontinence is classified into various types: passive, urge, and combined. Its clinical presentation is thought to be related to the underlying physiological or anatomical abnormality. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the associations between the frequency of clinical symptoms and anatomic and functional characteristics of the anorectum of patients with severe fecal incontinence.