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A Historical Perspective on Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS) for Bowel Dysfunction

Version 1 : Received: 2 August 2021 / Approved: 19 August 2021 / Online: 19 August 2021 (12:19:52 CEST)

How to cite: Weledji, E.P. A Historical Perspective on Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS) for Bowel Dysfunction. Preprints 2021, 2021080404 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0404.v1). Weledji, E.P. A Historical Perspective on Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS) for Bowel Dysfunction. Preprints 2021, 2021080404 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0404.v1).

Abstract

Prevention of obstetric trauma from damage to the pelvic floor is not always possible and sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) may be necessary later in life. Sacral nerve stimulation has been a promising innovation in the management of moderate to severe faecal incontinence and following sphincter repair failure. Although the indication spectrum for SNS is expanding, the success of neuromodulation for constipation is limited. Adverse events of SNS requiring re-intervention are not common but a long-term successful outcome may depend on interventions for maintenance of the device.

Keywords

pelvic floor; bowel; dysfunction; sacral nerve; stimulation

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