Medically reviewed on May 23, Health Guide Medication List 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 with stool, the anal sphincter muscle a circular muscle surrounding the anal canal prevents feces from coming out of the rectum until it is time to have a deliberate controlled bowel movement. Various conditions can cause incontinence.
Published by Elsevier Ltd. Clinical management is presented and technical details of the repair are discussed. She had an uneventful post-operative course and good continence after days of follow up. The established risk factors in this case included receptive anal intercourse coupled with alcohol use. We review the pertinent surgical principles that should be observed when repairing these injuries, including anatomically correct repair and appropriate suture choice. There is little evidence to support simultaneous faecal diversion for primary repair of acute perineal lacerations.
Complete anal sphincter complex disruption from intercourse: A case report and literature review
Anal Stenosis Anal Stricture What is anal stenosis? When a tubular organ or blood vessel becomes excessively narrow such that it can no longer perform as nature intended, it is a condition referred to by physicians as stenosis. Anal stenosis, also known as an anal stricture, is the narrowing of the anal canal, located just before the anal sphincter. What is the anal sphincter? The anal sphincter is a complex part of the body that maintains a seal that can be opened to discharge body waste.
It consists of two strata, superficial and deep. The superficial, constituting the main portion of the muscle, arises from a narrow tendinous band, the anococcygeal raphe , which stretches from the tip of the coccyx to the posterior margin of the anus; it forms two flattened planes of muscular tissue, which encircle the anus and meet in front to be inserted into the central tendinous point of the perineum , joining with the superficial transverse perineal muscle , the levator ani , and the bulbospongiosus muscle also known as the bulbocavernosus. The deeper portion forms a complete sphincter to the anal canal.