Medicine » Gastroenterology

Fecal Incontinence - Causes, Management and Outcome

Edited by Anthony G. Catto-Smith, ISBN 978-953-51-1241-9, 186 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published April 23, 2014 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/57038
Edited Volume

Fecal incontinence is a common and disabling condition that unfortunately remains an “orphan” in terms of medical research and effective therapies. This book provides a brief review of the pathophysiology of fecal incontinence with specific focus on women and children. Authorship is drawn internationally, with a strong surgical input. Contributions from the authors provide critical reviews of the evaluation of function, with illustrations of a range of surgical interventions which might be applied should medical therapies fail.