Palpable abdominal mass and recurrent fecal incontinence due to failure


Artificial bowel sphincters (ABS), specifically the Acticon Neosphincter, have been used to treat fecal incontinence (FI) since the early 2000s. This report and literature review focuses on possible device malfunctions of previously placed ABS for FI. We present a case of device malfunction in a patient with FI who had a previously placed ABS, review relevant literature, and discuss outcomes of ABS placement with possible device malfunctions.

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Case Report