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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1984 Aug;47(8):820-3.

Normal proximal and delayed distal conduction in the pudendal nerves of patients with idiopathic (neurogenic) faecal incontinence.

Abstract

The latency of the response in the external anal sphincter muscle following transcutaneous stimulation of the cauda equina at the L1 vertebral level was measured in nine women with neurogenic faecal incontinence (mean 7.3 SD 0.7 ms) and 11 normal subjects (mean 5.6 SD 0.6 ms) (p = 0.01). There was no difference in conduction velocity between the L1 and L4 vertebral levels thus supporting the suggestion that conduction delay in faecal incontinence occurs distally.

PMID:
6470724
PMCID:
PMC1027945
DOI:
10.1136/jnnp.47.8.820
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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