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J Urol. 1995 Aug;154(2 Pt 2):759-61.

The Malone antegrade continence enema for neurogenic and structural fecal incontinence and constipation.

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Section of Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, USA.

Abstract

Problems of fecal elimination are commonly encountered by the pediatric urologist and surgeon. The Malone antegrade continence enema has been described as a means to administer a large volume enema via a continent catheterizable appendicocecostomy, resulting in reliable fecal elimination. Of 22 patients undergoing this procedure 16 reported total continence 4 months or longer after surgery. Complications are relatively minor and tap water appears to be a safe solution for the antegrade continence enema. A nonrefluxing, imbricated appendicocecostomy is preferable to prevent cutaneous fecal or gas leaks.

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