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Internal anal sphincter activity after restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis: a study using continuous ambulatory manometry.

Authors
  • Holdsworth, P J
  • Sagar, P M
  • Lewis, W G
  • Williamson, M
  • Johnston, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Diseases of the colon and rectum
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1994
Volume
37
Issue
1
Pages
32–36
Identifiers
PMID: 8287744
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These results suggest that the internal anal sphincter is damaged in the course of mucosal proctectomy and endoanal anastomosis. In contrast, after restorative proctocolectomy with stapled, end-to-end anastomosis normal function of the internal sphincter is preserved.

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