Artificial anal sphincter implantation

National Institute for Clinical Excellence
Record ID 32004000687
Authors' objectives:

This study aims to assess the current evidence on artificial anal sphincter implantation.

Authors' recommendations: 1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of artificial anal sphincter implantation does not appear adequate for this procedure to be used without special arrangements for consent and for audit or research. 1.2 Clinicians wishing to undertake artificial anal sphincter implantation should take the following actions. - Inform the clinical governance leads in their Trusts. - Ensure that patients understand the uncertainty about the procedures safety and efficacy and provide them with clear written information. Use of the Institute's Information for the Public is recommended. - Audit and review clinical outcomes of all patients having artificial anal sphincter implantation. 1.3 Publication of safety and efficacy outcomes will be useful in reducing the current uncertainty. The Institute may review the procedure upon publication of further evidence. 1.4 It is recommended that this procedure is carried out only in units with a specialist interest in faecal incontinence.
Authors' methods: Overview
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2004
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Anal Canal
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Fecal Incontinence
Organisation Name: National Institute for Clinical Excellence
Contact Address: MidCity Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NA, UK. Tel: +44 020 7067 5800; Fax: +44 020 7067 5801
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