Incontinence after Lateral internal sphincterotomy: Anatomic and functional evaluation Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Colonic Diseases
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Risk Adjustment
  • Surgical Wound Infection

abstract

  • Anal incontinence after lateral internal sphincterotomy is directly related to the length of the sphincterotomy. Whether secondary to preoperative sphincter abnormality or the result of lateral internal sphincterotomy, the external sphincter is thinner in incontinent patients than in continent controls.

publication date

  • April 1998

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02235754

PubMed ID

  • 9559625

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 423

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 41

number

  • 4