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.

Translated title of the contributionPathophysiology, evaluation and medical treatment of fecal incontinence
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)287-303
Number of pages17
JournalActa Endoscopica
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Anorectal manometry
  • Etiology
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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