Abstract

Efficacy of Sphinkeeper™ implant in treating faecal incontinence

Litta F1, Parello A1, De Simone V1, Campennì P1, Orefice R1, Marra AA1, Goglia M1, Moroni R2, Ratto C1,3. Br J Surg. 2020 Feb 17. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11558. [Epub ahead of print]

 
     

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Proctology Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

Direzione Scientifica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

The primary aim of this prospective study was to assess the efficacy of Sphinkeeper™ (SK) implantation in patients with faecal incontinence. Forty-two patients with faecal incontinence (14 with sphincter defects) underwent SK implantation and were followed up for a mean(s.d.) of 15·9(8·6) months. SK implantation was a safe and effective method that improved patients' quality of life. Implants and incontinence.

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