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Neosphincters and artificial sphincters for treating faecal incontinence 

Neosphincters and artificial sphincters for treating faecal incontinence
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Neosphincters and artificial sphincters for treating faecal incontinence
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Steven Brown

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10.1093/med/9780199579624.003.0024
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date: 30 May 2020

Chapter 24 discusses neosphincters and artificial sphincters for treating faecal incontinence, and covers advancing technological developments such as sacral neuromodulation, morbidity (infection, erosion, obstructed defaecation), the high number of surgical reoperations and explants following both gracilis and artificial neosphincter, and that some highly selected and motivated patients can benefit, experiencing some improvement in anal incontinence and quality of life.

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