Biofeedback techniques have been used in functional restoration of faecal incontinence in operated patients for high anorectal atresia. This system has been applied to a group of 34 patients who underwent a levators plastia (27 cases), or a gracilis transplantation (7 cases). In order to carry out this type of techniques a four-chaneled poligraph connected to an Arhan's probe and a TV monitor visible to the patient have been used. After a variable number of sessions the authors have managed to prolong the period of alert up to acceptable social levels for all the cases operated on by means of levators plasia and to attain total feacal continence for all the cases with gracilis transplantation.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1985|