Anal Incontinence [electronic resource] : Clinical Management and Surgical Techniques / edited by Ludovico Docimo, Luigi Brusciano.

Docimo, Ludovico [Browse]
1st ed. 2023.
  • Cham Springer Nature 2023
  • Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2023.
1 online resource (XI, 211 p. 38 illus., 28 illus. in color.)


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This open access book describes the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of anal incontinence. Anal incontinence is a devastating condition that heavily impacts on the patients’ lives. Those suffering from this disorder are generally highly embarrassed and reluctant to undergo appropriate clinical evaluation, thus becoming more isolated and worsening their quality of life. Fortunately, a wide range of treatments are now available to improve this distressing condition; however, recognition of the related pathophysiological alterations is mandatory to ensure its successful management. This volume will help the surgical community to keep abreast of developments in the diagnostics and treatment of anal incontinence, while providing all health professionals with the appropriate tools needed to manage patients with this disabling condition.
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  • Part 1
  • Chapter 1. History of Anal Incontinence and its Treatments
  • Chapter 2. Epidemiology, Anorectal Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology of Continence
  • Part 2. Diagnostics
  • Chapter 3. Clinical Evaluation, Etiology, and Classification of Anal Incontinence
  • Chapter 4. Neurofunctional Diagnosis and Anorectal Manometry
  • Chapter 5. Role of Ultrasonography for Anal Incontinence
  • Chapter 6. Cross-Sectional Imaging in Fecal Incontinence
  • Part 3. Treatment
  • Chapter 7. Medical Management and Supportive/Hygienic Measures
  • Chapter 8. Diet in Fecal Incontinence
  • Chapter 9. Role of Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Patient Selection and Treatment
  • Chapter 10. Sacral and Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation, Stem Cell Therapy, and Transanal Irrigation Device
  • Chapter 11. Sphincter Reconstruction: Dynamic Myoplasty, Artificial Bowel Sphincter, Antegrade Colonic Enemas and Colostomy
  • Chapter 12. Surgical Reconstruction of Traumatic Perineal and Sphincter Muscle Defects
  • Chapter 13. Injectable Bulking Agents and SECCA Radiofrequency Treatment
  • Chapter 14. Implantation of Self-Expandable Solid Prostheses for Anal Incontinence
  • Chapter 15. When Everything Fails: Prevention and Therapy of Treatment Failures
  • Part 4. Special Situations and Multidisciplinary Perspectives
  • Chapter 16. Cesarean Section Delivery to Prevent Anal Incontinence
  • Chapter 17. Interrelatedness of Urological Conditions and Anal Incontinence
  • Chapter 18. Coexistence of Fecal Incontinence and Constipation
  • Chapter 19. Gut Microbiota Characterization in Fecal Incontinence and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Chapter 20. Low Anterior Resection Syndrome
  • Chapter 21. Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis: an Insidious and Painful Condition
  • Chapter 22. Perineal Descent and Incontinence
  • Chapter 23. Reconstruction of Wide Anal Sphincter Defects by Crossing Flaps of Puborectalis Muscle
  • Chapter 24. Treatment Cost Reimbursement in Italy.
  • 10.1007/978-3-031-08392-1
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