Intra-abdominal dilation of artificial bowel sphincter pressure-regulating balloon: a case report.

B. van Wunnik, W. Mastboom, S. Rodel, C.G. Baeten*

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INTRODUCTION: Fecal incontinence is a debilitating condition with considerable impact on quality of life. The artificial bowel sphincter may be used as a treatment option in severe cases in which no less invasive form of therapy is sufficient. RESULTS: Risk of infection and mechanical failure is of particular concern in this artificial device. CONCLUSION: We report a rare late complication: balloon dilation due to hypertonic fillings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-123
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Colorectal Disease
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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