Anatomical structures and their distensibility vary along the length of the anal canal. The anal sphincter muscles have dynamic properties that are not well-reflected by standard manometry. Abnormal distensibility of the anal canal may be of importance in idiopathic fecal incontinence (IFI). The functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP) allows detailed studies of the distensibility and axial variation of sphincters. We aimed at comparing segmental distensibility of the anal canal in patients with IFI and healthy subjects.
|Journal||Neurogastroenterology and Motility|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|