Faecal incontinence is very common but complex disorder involving high costs for the patient and the community. Besides a considerable psychological burden it has an enormous socially invalidating aspect that has profound consequences for the patient’s well-being. This dissertation summarizes the usability, safety, feasibility and the possible mechanism of action of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) as a treatment for faecal incontinence. After 10 years of clinical experience with SNM in our hospital, we can conclude that SNM is an effective treatment for functional intestinal disorders, particularly in patients with faecal incontinence.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||17 Sep 2010|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
- faecal incontinence
- sacral neuromodulation