A rare condition of anorectal dysfunction in a patient with multiple sclerosis: Coexistence of faecal incontinence and mechanical constipation: Report of case

Özgür Dandin, Yaşam Kemal Akpak, Dursun Özgür Karakaş, Batuhan Hazer, Tuncer Ergin, Taner Dandinoʇlu, Uygar Teomete

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION Multiple sclerosis is a chronic demyelinating neurological disease and causing a variety of neurological symptoms, including discomfort of anorectal function. Constipation and faecal incontinence present as anorectal dysfunction in MS and anal manometry, colonic transit time, electromyography, and defecography can be used for assessment.

PRESENTATION OF CASE We presented a thirty-three years old woman with rare condition of anorectal dysfunction in multiple sclerosis. Anal manometry, defecography were done, and synchronously anal incontinence and mechanical constipation due to rectocele and anismus were detected in this patient.

DISCUSSION Although anal incontinence and constipation are seen often in patients with multiple sclerosis, in the literature, coexistence of animus, rectocele and anal incontinence are quite rare.

CONCLUSION Defecography and anal manometry are useful diagnostic methods for demonstration of anorectal dysfuntions in patients with MS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1091-1094
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Volume5
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Anorectal dysfunctions
  • Constipation
  • Defecography
  • Diagnostic methods
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Multiple sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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