The European Consensus Statement on sacral neuromodulation

Muñoz-Duyos A1, Navarro-Luna A1. Colorectal Dis. 2015 May 18. doi: 10.1111/codi.13004. [Epub ahead of print]
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1Colorectal Surgery Unit, General Surgery Department, Hospital Universitari MútuaTerrassa, Universitat de Barcelona, Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain.


We congratulate the authors for their excellent initiative of the first European Consensus Statement on sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) for faecal incontinence (FI) and constipation (1). We would, however, like to contribute to the discussion as Spanish experts with more than 140 implanted patients and some publications in the field (2,3). The PNE phase is the basis for the decision for permanent stimulation, but there is a loss of efficacy in about 30% of implanted patients during the early follow-up (4).

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