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Assessment of brain activity during voluntary anal sphincter contraction: Comparative study in women with and without fecal incontinence

Author
Parés, D.; Martínez-Vilalta, M.; Ortiz, H.; Soriano-Mas, C.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Neurogastroenterology & Motility
Date of publication
2018-01-01
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1111/nmo.13347 Open in new window
URL
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/nmo.13347 Open in new window
Abstract
Voluntary anal sphincter function is driven by an extended network of brain structures, most of which are still unknown. Disturbances in this function may cause fecal incontinence. The aim of this study was to characterize the cerebral areas involved in voluntary contraction of the anorectal sphincter in healthy women and in a group of patients with fecal incontinence by using a standardized functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) protocol.
Group of research
GIIP - Project Design, Sustainability and Communication Research Group

Participants

  • Parés Martínez, David  (author)
  • Martínez-Vilalta, Miquel  (author)
  • Ortiz Valencia, Hector  (author)
  • Soriano Mas, Carles  (author)