1. One year after receiving the TOPAS posterior anal sling, the majority of women experienced a 50 percent or more reduction in fecal incontinence episodes.
2. Women who received the anal sling reported significant improvement in quality of life scores.
Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)
Study Rundown: Fecal incontinence is an under...
Originally published by Harvard Health.
What Is It?
When stool (feces) leaks out from the rectum accidentally, it is known as fecal incontinence. Under normal circumstances, stool enters the end portion of the large intestine, called the rectum, where it is temporarily stored until a bowel movement occurs. As the rectum fills...