Original Article

Experimental Study No. 2: A direct test for the role of the pubourethral ligament in anorectal closure

  • PETER PETROS
  • MICHAEL SWASH

Pelviperineology 2008;27(3):98-98

Midurethral anchoring controlled solid feces loss during coughing in a patient with a history of stress fecal and urinary incontinence. This experiment demonstrated the importance of an intact pubourethral ligament when both conditions occur simultaneously.

Keywords: Stress fecal incontinence; ‘Simulated operation’; Pubourethral ligament; Integral theory.