Sacral nerve modulation for faecal incontinence: influence of age on outcomes and complications. A multicentre study.

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Summary of "Sacral nerve modulation for faecal incontinence: influence of age on outcomes and complications. A multicentre study."

Faecal incontinence is frequent in the elderly. Little is currently known about the efficacy of sacral nerve modulation in the elderly. The present study aimed to assess the impact of age on the outcome of sacral nerve modulation and on the surgical revision and explantation rates by comparing the results of a large dataset of patients.


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Name: Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
ISSN: 1463-1318


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