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Do internal anal sphincter defects decrease the success rate of anal sphincter repair?

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Techniques in coloproctology
Publication Date
Volume
10
Issue
2
Identifiers
PMID: 16773293
Source
Medline
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Abstract

A pre-existing IAS defect does not preclude successful sphincteroplasty as compared to repair of an isolated EAS defect. Thus, patients with combined anal sphincter defects should not be considered as poor candidates for sphincter repair.

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