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Colorectal Dis. 2011 Aug ;13(8):e203-11
How sacral nerve stimulation works in patients with faecal incontinence.
Gourcerol G, Vitton V, Leroi AM, Michot F, Abysique A, Bouvier M.

Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) reduces incontinence episodes and improves the quality of life of patients treated for faecal incontinence. However, the exact mechanism of action of this technique remains unclear. The present article reviews the pertinent neuroanatomy and neurophysiology related to SNS and provides explanations for potential mechanisms of action.

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