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The artificial anal sphincter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11110629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The artificial anal sphincter as treatment for end stage anal incontinence was first described in 1987. Published series concern a total of 42 patients, with a success rate of approximately 80%. Infection has been the most serious complication, but a number of technical complications related to the device have also occurred and required revisional procedures in 40% to 60% of the patients. The artificial anal sphincter may be used for the same indications as dynamic graciloplasty except in patients with a previously irradiated or severely scarred perineum.
J Christiansen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie     Volume:  14 Suppl D     ISSN:  0835-7900     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-16     Completed Date:  2001-02-01     Revised Date:  2014-01-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807867     Medline TA:  Can J Gastroenterol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152D-154D     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anal Canal*
Artificial Organs*
Fecal Incontinence / surgery*

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