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Diagnostic Ultrasound to Evaluate Fecal Incontinence in Women: Clinical Overview and Current Applications

Steven M Minaglia

Keywords : Ultrasound,fecal incontinence

Citation Information : Minaglia SM. Diagnostic Ultrasound to Evaluate Fecal Incontinence in Women: Clinical Overview and Current Applications. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2010; 4 (1):13-16.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1124

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objectives

Outline the clinical problem of fecal incontinence

Describe the anatomy of the anal sphincter complex

Describe the role ultrasound plays in the evaluation of the fecal incontinent patient


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