Gracilis wrap for anal incontinence

Bryan C. Curtis, Erica Graff, Christopher Salgado

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Abstract

Anal incontinence is distressing for many affected patients. Various etiologies including trauma, neurologic disorders, and iatrogenic events lead to poor function of the anal sphincter. The gracilis muscle is ideally located and provides an option for treatment of incontinence due to anal sphincter defect, pudendal neuropathy, or after other standard treatment options have failed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages621-623
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Anal incontinence
  • Anal sphincter
  • Anal sphincter repair
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Gracilis
  • Neuropathy
  • Pudendal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Curtis, B. C., Graff, E., & Salgado, C. (2016). Gracilis wrap for anal incontinence. In Operative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (pp. 621-623). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40631-2_153