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Keywords:

  • bowel;
  • incontinence;
  • levels of evidence;
  • neurologic;
  • recommendations

Abstract

Introduction

This manuscript summarizes the work of Committee 10 on neurologic bladder and bowel of the International Consultation on Incontinence in 2008–2009. As the data are very large the outcome is presented in different manuscripts. This manuscript deals with neurologic fecal incontinence (FI).

Methods

Through in debt literature review all aspects of neurologic urinary and FI were studied for levels of evidence. Recommendations for diagnosis and treatment, and for future research were made.

Results

Pathophysiology was summarized for different levels of lesions. For epidemiology, specific diagnostics, conservative treatment, and surgical treatment of neurologic FI levels of evidence and grades of recommendation were made.

Conclusions

Though data are available that advice and guide in the management of FI in neurologic patients, not many data are with a high level of evidence or high grade of recommendation. More and well-structured research is needed. Neurourol. Urodynam. 29: 207–212, 2010. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.