Current Pediatric Reviews

Giuseppe Buonocore
Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine
University of Siena
Siena
Italy

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Fecal Incontinence in Children and Adolescents

Author(s): Timothy B. Lautz, Jayant Radhakrishnan, Anthony C. Chin.

Abstract:

Fecal incontinence (FI) is a devastating problem for children and adolescents. Patients are broadly classified as having functional (pseudoincontinence) or structural fecal incontinence. This distinction has important implications for management and prognosis. The classification, evaluation and management of children and adolescents with fecal incontinence are reviewed.

Keywords: Adolescents, bowel management, constipation, fecal incontinence

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Article Details

VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2012
Page: [224 - 231]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/157339612802139433
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