Original Article

Experimental Study No. 5: A prospective endoanal ultrasound study suggests that internal anal sphincter damage is unlikely to be a major cause of fecal incontinence

  • PETER PETROS
  • MICHAEL SWASH

Pelviperineology 2008;27(3):102-102

A prospective endoanal ultrasound study in 80 patients with fecal incontinence (FI) normal external anal sphincters found internal anal sphincter (IAS) thinning in only 39% of patients. This experiment indicates that IAS damage is unlikely to be a major cause of FI.

Keywords: Fecal incontinence; Internal anal sphincter; Endoanal ultrasound.