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Minerva Chirurgica 2008 August;63(4):315-7

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A new technique: prolene mesh sphincteroplasty for the treatment of fecal incontinence

Ayan F., Zengin K., Ulualp K.

Department of General Surgery Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Istanbul, Turkey


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Although successful short-term results have been achieved with the use of overlapping sphincteroplasty and primary end-to- end repairs to treat fecal incontinence due to sphincteric injury, long-term failure rates may reach as high as 50%. This disadvantage associated with tension repairs may be overcomed by utilizing a tension-free technique. Here the authors describe a new tension-free technique involving the use of prolene mesh.

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