Surgical Treatment of Anal Incontinence

  • Charles V. Mann
  • Richard E. Glass

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Charles V. Mann, Richard E. Glass
    Pages 1-10
  3. Charles V. Mann, Richard E. Glass
    Pages 11-18
  4. Charles V. Mann, Richard E. Glass
    Pages 19-38
  5. Charles V. Mann, Richard E. Glass
    Pages 39-50
  6. Charles V. Mann, Richard E. Glass
    Pages 51-68
  7. Charles V. Mann, Richard E. Glass
    Pages 69-84
  8. Charles V. Mann, Richard E. Glass
    Pages 85-101
  9. Charles V. Mann, Richard E. Glass
    Pages 103-106
  10. Charles V. Mann, Richard E. Glass
    Pages 107-126
  11. Charles V. Mann, Richard E. Glass
    Pages 127-138
  12. Charles V. Mann, Richard E. Glass
    Pages 139-158
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 159-160

About this book

Introduction

It is only in the last 25 years that the treatment of anal incontinence has become an important surgical discipline. This is not only because our understanding of the disorder has been greatly augmented by new investigative methods. It is also because the hydrocarbon industry has provided us with suitable materials with which to carry out the complex repairs that are now possible. Like most new areas of therapy, initial enthusiasm has been modified by experience. Some techniques have been amended or abandoned. Others have been shown to have very specific indications and to pe unsuitable for general use. But the total of cases treated by surgical means continues to grow, and as the field widens it is apparent that large numbers of people are still suffering from anal incontinence silently and unheard, and have been abandoned to their misery by society at large. For some of these unfortunates, the consequences are appalling: they become outcasts even within their own families; in some communities they are unable to practise their religion. They are truly regarded as "dirty", and are shunned. Because a large body of surgical experience has accrued, nowadays many of these cases can be cured, and most of them substantially alleviated. But a mis-applied or badly performed operation can be a disaster for both the patient and the surgeon.

Keywords

Anal Incontinence Chirurgie Dickdarm Dickdarmchirurgie Illustrations (of Technique) Inkontinenz Proktologie Surgical Procedures anatomy colon implant incontinence surgery

Authors and affiliations

  • Charles V. Mann
    • 1
    • 2
  • Richard E. Glass
    • 3
  1. 1.The London HospitalWhitechapel, LondonUK
  2. 2.St. Mark’s Hospital for Diseases of the Rectum and ColonLondonUK
  3. 3.Princess Margaret HospitalSwindonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-3348-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-3350-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3348-3
  • About this book