Sacral neuromodulation in a faecal incontinence patient with unknown sacral partial agenesis.

Research paper by Laura L Lagares-Tena, Cristina C Corbella-Sala, Albert A Navarro-Luna, Arantxa A Muñoz-Duyos

Indexed on: 21 Mar '17Published on: 21 Mar '17Published in: Colorectal Disease


We present a 21-year-old female patient with partial sacral agenesis and faecal incontinence (FI), treated with sacral neuromodulation (SNM). This patient has a polymalformative syndrome. When she was 15, she underwent radical surgery with anal reconstruction for her anterior ectopic anus. She had a St. Mark's incontinence score of 15/24 when being assessed at our centre, with episodes of urge incontinence, soiling and an irregular depositional pattern with liquid stools. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.