CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Coloproctology 2021; 41(03): 332-334
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1735543
Technical Note

End-to-end anal Sphincter Repair in Treatment of Post-traumatic Fecal Incontinence

1  General Surgery Department, Colorectal Surgery Unit, Mansoura University Hospitals, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
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1  General Surgery Department, Colorectal Surgery Unit, Mansoura University Hospitals, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
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Abstract

The present report describes the end-to-end technique of anal sphincter repair in a 36-year-old female patient with post-vaginal delivery fecal incontinence (FI). The patient had a history of two vaginal deliveries and the symptoms of FI were observed after the second delivery. On assessment of the severity of FI using the Wexner incontinence score, the patient had a score of 12. Endoanal ultrasonography revealed an anterior defect of the external anal sphincter extending from 11 to 3 o'clock. The patient had no previous anal surgery and did not have any medical comorbidities.

The operation time was 45 minutes. No intraoperative complications were recorded. At 12 months of follow-up, the patient showed significant improvement in the continence state, with her Wexner score dropping to 4. No postoperative complications were recorded. We can conclude that end-to-end anal sphincter repair is a technically feasible operation that confers satisfactory improvement in the continence state without imposing much tension on the site of sphincter repair.

Author contributions

Emile S. edited the video and wrote the manuscript. El-Said M. performed the procedure and revised the manuscript.




Publication History

Received: 16 December 2020

Accepted: 15 June 2021

Publication Date:
20 September 2021 (online)

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