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MR of Fecal Incontinence
Rania Farouk El Sayed, MD, PhD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Anal incontinence: Involuntary loss of flatus, liquid stool, or solid stool
            • Synonyms

              • Fecal incontinence is more commonly used in clinical practice

            MR Imaging

            • General Features

              • Static MR Imaging Findings

                • MR Defecography

                  • Dynamic Cine MR During Maximum Straining

                    • Correlation Between Dynamic and Static MR

                      Pathology

                      • General Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          Clinical Issues

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  Diagnostic Checklist

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. El Sayed RF: Integrated MR analytical approach and reporting of pelvic floor dysfunction: current implications and new horizons. Radiol Clin North Am. 58(2):305-27, 2020
                                      2. Hayden DM et al: Fecal incontinence: etiology, evaluation, and treatment. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 24(1):64-70, 2011
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Pathology

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Anal incontinence: Involuntary loss of flatus, liquid stool, or solid stool
                                                • Synonyms

                                                  • Fecal incontinence is more commonly used in clinical practice

                                                MR Imaging

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Static MR Imaging Findings

                                                    • MR Defecography

                                                      • Dynamic Cine MR During Maximum Straining

                                                        • Correlation Between Dynamic and Static MR

                                                          Pathology

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Microscopic Features

                                                              Clinical Issues

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      Diagnostic Checklist

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. El Sayed RF: Integrated MR analytical approach and reporting of pelvic floor dysfunction: current implications and new horizons. Radiol Clin North Am. 58(2):305-27, 2020
                                                                          2. Hayden DM et al: Fecal incontinence: etiology, evaluation, and treatment. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 24(1):64-70, 2011