Evaluation and Treatment of Anal Incontinence, Constipation, and Defecatory Dysfunction

Tola B. Omotosho, Rebecca G. Rogers

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Abstract

Posterior compartment disorders include anal incontinence, constipation, and defecatory dysfunction. These disorders cause considerable morbidity, and are typically underreported by patients and undertreated by providers. The purpose of this article is outline the approach to diagnosis and treatment of anal incontinence, constipation, and defecatory dysfunction with a brief description of the nature of the problem and approaches to evaluation and diagnosis, as well as medical and surgical management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)673-697
Number of pages25
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

Keywords

  • Anal incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Defecatory dysfunction
  • Fecal incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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