Pathophysiologie, évaluation et traitement médical de l'incontinence fécale

Translated title of the contribution: Pathophysiology, evaluation and medical treatment of fecal incontinence

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Fecal incontinence is a common medical problem that is often underreported and poorly managed. This review examines the epidemiology, common pathophysiological mechanisms and diagnostic approaches to patients with fecal incontinence. In addition, I review current trends in the medical treatment of fecal incontinence. A systematic history together with appropriate testing of anorectal morphology and physiology often provides insights regarding the underlying pathogenic mechanisms. This knowledge in turn can guide therapy.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)287-303
Number of pages17
JournalActa Endoscopica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes



  • Anorectal manometry
  • Etiology
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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