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Fecal Incontinence and Constipation in Children

Case Studies, 1st Edition

Edited by Marc Levitt, Onnalisa Nash, Julie Choueiki

CRC Press

176 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 171 B/W Illus.

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This book focuses on the management of children with fecal incontinence and constipation. Despite accurate anatomic reconstruction, many children still suffer from a variety of functional bowel problems. These include not only children with congenital anatomic problems such as anorectal malformations and Hirschsprung disease, but also includes the huge population of children who suffer from constipation, with or without soiling, and a large spinal population (spina bifida) who have bowel problems.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Introduction

1 General Guidelines for Bowel management

­ 2 Bowel management Program Basics

Section 2 Anorectal malformations

­ 3.Good surgical anatomy with good potential

­ 4 Good surgical anatomy with fair potential

­ 5 Good surgical anatomy with poor potential

­ 6 Urologic collaboration

Section 3 Hirschsprung disease

­ 8 Good surgical anatomy with hypermotility

­ 9 Good surgical anatomy with hypomotility

­ 10 Poor anatomy with hypermotility

­ 11Poor anatomy with hypomotility

­ 12 total colonic Hirschsprung disease

Section 4 Spinal anomalies (spina bifida)

­ 14 Sacral nerve stimulator candidate

­ 15 Patient with a poor sacrum

­ 16 Patient with a poor spine

­ 17 Urologic collaboration

Section 5 Functional Constipation

­ 19 Baseline constipation

­ 20 Failure of medical management (5 groups)

i. Failure to thrive, young patient, diffuse colonic dysmotility

ii. Sphincter achalasia, severe withholding

iii. Constipation with fecal impaction, no soiling

iv. Constipation with fecal impaction, soiling

v. Success with rectal enemas but unable to tolerate rectal administration

vi. Failure with cecostomy/rectal enemas, failure following colonic resection/antegrade flushes

Section 6 Myths

Section 7 Medication Protocols

About the Editors

Marc Levitt, MD, is Chief of the Section of Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction Surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the Ohio State University. The Center aligns specialists within GI, Colorectal, Pediatric Surgery, Urology and Gynecology to create a comprehensive treatment program assisting children with these complex disorders. He also serves as the program director for the pediatric colorectal surgery fellowship, and as associate program director for the pediatric surgery fellowship. Dr. Levitt has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and 100 book chapters, and has delivered over 300 national/international and 100 local/regional presentations of his work. He recently co-authored Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Surgery, Case Studies (CRC Press). He has been an invited visiting professor all over the world, has trained numerous clinical fellows, research fellows, nurses and students and has directed multiple colorectal surgery training courses attended by established surgeons and surgical trainees from all over the world. He dedicates much of his free time to mission trips to the developing world where he trains surgeons and nurses in complex colorectal techniques.

Contributors, nursing team: Onnalisa Nash, Kristina Booth, Cheryl Baxter, Andrea Wagner, Meghan Peters and others

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Gastroenterology
MEDICAL / Surgery / General