ICS Institute - School of Anorectal Dysfunction: Anal Incontinence? What should I do next?

Workshop 28

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Alexis M P Schizas


Massarat Zutshi


Alison Hainsworth


Paula Igualada Martinez


Samantha Morris
Massarat Zutshi


Alexis M P Schizas
Alison Hainsworth
Paula Igualada Martinez
Samantha Morris

Aims & Objectives

90 minutes
Anorectal / Bowel Dysfunction
anal incontinence anorectal dysfunction treatment
Bowel Dysfunction, Conservative Management

The aim is to provide an update on the current evidence for best practice in the assessment and treatment of patients with anal incontinence.
Anal incontinence is a common problem which often presents alongside other pelvic floor dysfunction. This workshop will cover the possible reasons behind anal incontinence, current methods for patient assessment and up to date treatment options. This workshop will enable you to understand why a patient may suffer anal incontinence and provide you with the expertise to assess and treat a patient as well as understand when the patient needs to be referred for further intervention.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the pathophysiology of anal incontinence.
  • Familiarise yourself with up to date methods of patient assessment and understand the relevance of findings from these methods; Subjective assessment with clinical history, patient questionnaires, visual analogue tools and bowel diaries Objective assessment with clinical examination and investigations (including anorectal physiology and endoanal ultrasound).
  • Know the treatment for anal incontinence; Conservative treatments Neuromodulation Surgical treatments