Fecal Incontinence

Ashok Attaluri, Satish S.C. Rao

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Abstract

Fecal incontinence is a symptom with complex etiology and pathogenesis. A detailed history, digital rectal examination, and anorectal physiological tests facilitate accurate diagnosis. Antidiarrheals, behavioral modification and biofeedback therapies are mainstay therapies and there is growing evidence-based data for these and other management approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTextbook of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages43-46
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1405191821, 9781405191821
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 16 2012

Keywords

  • Anal ultrasound
  • Anorectal manometry
  • Biofeedback therapy
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pathophysiology
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Attaluri, A., & Rao, S. S. C. (2012). Fecal Incontinence. In Textbook of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Second Edition (pp. 43-46). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118321386.ch7